Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison on Monday tried to put some space between him and QAnon conspiracist  Tim Stewart. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Though Covid-19 dominates headlines in Australia, as it does everywhere, prime minister Scott Morrison’s habit of obfuscation and being economical wit(...)

Some Tesla investors, along with environmentalists, have been increasingly critical about the way bitcoin is “mined” using vast amounts of electricity generated with fossil fuels. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP

Tesla Inc will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, chief executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for(...)

Among the vaccinated population of Seychelles that has had two doses, 57 per cent were given Sinopharm, while 43 per cent were given AstraZeneca. Photograph: iStock

Marie Neige, a call centre operator in Seychelles, was eager to be vaccinated. Like the majority of the residents in the tiny island nation, she was o(...)

Bubbles on a bar of soap - Getty Images

It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Cnsphoto via Reuters

Major airlines cancelled or cut services to mainland China on Wednesday as the World Health Organisation (WHO) called an urgent meeting over whether t(...)

“Research has shown that parents who mediate online behaviour have the most resilient children.” Photograph: iStock

Sexual predators have found an easy access point into the lives of young people: They are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat(...)

Prof Michael Draper of Swansea University has published a report on the sharp rise in “essay mills”. His research indicates that as many as one in seven recent graduates may have paid someone to undertake an assignment for them.

Academic cheating using online “essay mills” is posing a significant threat to the integrity of higher education, the State body responsible for polic(...)

Ryanair owns more than 450 737-NGs, which are the affected model. Photograph: PA Wire

At least three Ryanair Boeing 737s have been grounded due to cracks between the wing and fuselage but this was not disclosed to the public. The airli(...)

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

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