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They’re three letters athletes dread. What is a ruptured ACL and how do you fix it?

They’re three letters athletes dread. What is a ruptured ACL and how do you fix it?

ACL injuries are on the rise in Australia. How do they happen and how can you avoid one?

  • by Amelia McGuire

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Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?
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Future Power

Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?

What is green hydrogen? How could it help the environment? And what’s its future in Australia?

  • by Nick Toscano
The Pandora Papers explained

The Pandora Papers explained

The Pandora Papers have been described as one of the world’s biggest data leaks and lifts the lid on the parallel economy of offshore finance.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Where did daylight saving come from and which states have it?

Where did daylight saving come from and which states have it?

How does the time change affect people (and cows)? And which way should we wind the clocks?

  • by Rachael Houlihan
Your questions answered: Mandatory vaccines for authorised workers in Victoria

Your questions answered: Mandatory vaccines for authorised workers in Victoria

Victoria’s vaccine mandate for authorised workers has raised plenty of questions. Here we answer some of the most common.

  • by Michael Fowler
Free agents, pre-agency, pick swaps: What does AFL trade jargon mean?
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Draft

Free agents, pre-agency, pick swaps: What does AFL trade jargon mean?

What do you call a free agent who isn’t actually free? How do you hire a rookie when the rookie draft is closed?

  • by Daniel Cherny
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Quantum sensors, sea drones and hypersonic missiles: what are the new frontiers of war?
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Defence

Quantum sensors, sea drones and hypersonic missiles: what are the new frontiers of war?

As well as subs, the AUKUS powers will work together on AI, cyber, quantum, hypersonic missiles and other “undersea capabilities”. What do these mean, and how will they change the game?

  • by Sherryn Groch and Felicity Lewis
Russia votes, no big surprises: How does Putin’s ‘vertical of power’ work?

Russia votes, no big surprises: How does Putin’s ‘vertical of power’ work?

The Kremlin has kept its grip on Russian parliament after its latest election, but not without cost. So how does Russia’s political system (and Putin’s empire) work?

  • by Sherryn Groch
What is a nuclear submarine and why would you want one?

What is a nuclear submarine and why would you want one?

A fast guide to the fast (and stealthy) new subs on the horizon for Australia.

  • by Sherryn Groch and Felicity Lewis
Forget ‘Asia-Pacific’, it’s the Indo-Pacific we live in now. Where is that, exactly?

Forget ‘Asia-Pacific’, it’s the Indo-Pacific we live in now. Where is that, exactly?

As nations jockey for power, the geopolitical map is being redrawn. Where does Australia fit? And who are our friends in this new world?

  • by Anthony Galloway
Why do some vaccinated people catch COVID and how severe is it?

Why do some vaccinated people catch COVID and how severe is it?

Are “breakthrough infections” as scary as they sound? What are COVID symptoms like if you’ve been double-jabbed? And what do these cases mean for reopening?

  • by Sherryn Groch