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Artist's impression of a comet

Meteor shower lights up the night sky

space

Fireballs from Halley’s comet are lighting up the Australian night sky this week as the Orionid meteor shower reaches its peak, putting on a show we can see without a telescope

Saharan silver ants are very fast

Quick steps for world’s fastest ant

animals

Scientists have found the fastest ant in the world — the Saharan silver — which takes 47 steps a second to cover about 90cm, the equivalent of a human running 579kmh

Media unites in fight against secrecy

civics

Australia’s major media organisations have taken the unprecedented step of uniting to fight for press freedoms and the public’s right to know what’s going on in this country

Beddown volunteers make up beds in the recent Brisbane carpark trial. Picture: supplied

Sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep in a carpark

humanities

One man’s big plan to help Australia’s homeless people have a good night’s sleep is a step closer to becoming a reality after a trial turned an empty carpark into pop-up accommodation