Glass Wings Blog: Year

It’s time to end Western Australia’s $4 billion-per-year GST bonus
10 Years of iFixit Europe
10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki
The 10-year-old super-collector of bottles and cans set to cash in
16 States Made It Harder To Vote This Year. But 26 Made It Easier.
18,065 km rail routes electrified in six years from 2014 to 2020
20 years after the publication of ‘Purple Hibiscus,’ a generation of African writers have followed in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s footsteps
20 years after U.S. invasion, young Iraqis see signs of hope
20 years of Maputo Protocol: A success story for women's rights in Africa
20 years on, George W. Bush’s promise of democracy in Iraq and Middle East falls short
2,000-year-old arch in Caesarea aqueduct collapses; official: ‘We sounded the alarm’
2022 was a good year for nature in Australia – but three nasty problems remain
THE 2022 WINNERS - Travel Photographer of the Year
2023 in Review: A Year of Progress for Oceans, the Environment, and Science
2023 ocean photographer of the year – in pictures
2023 smashes record for world’s hottest year by huge margin
2023: The Year Of AI Panic
2023 was the year of generative AI. What can we expect in 2024?
The 21 things you learn in your first year in Melbourne
26 years ago, Howard chose fossil fuels over the Pacific. What will Albanese choose?
30 years of LGBTQ+ history in Russia: from decriminalisation in 1993 to ‘extremist’ status in 2023
30 years of the web down under: how Australians made the early internet their own
30 years of winning love by daylight: why audiences are still obsessed with Sailor Moon
3,200 deaths a year: 1 of many reasons air pollution in Australia demands urgent national action
45 Years Ago, One Kids Book Series Taught A Generation How To Make Bad Decisions
50 years after Evonne Goolagong’s Australian Open win, we should remember her achievements – and the racism she overcame
50 years ago: Henry Kissinger and the death of democracy in Chile
The 56-Year-Long Crisis of Treasonous & Illegitimate GOP Presidents is Happening Again
7 years, billions of kilometres, a handful of dust: NASA just brought back the largest-ever asteroid sample
70 years after the first ascent of Everest, the impact of mass mountaineering must be confronted
70 years ago, an Anglo-US coup condemned Iran to decades of oppression – but now the people are fighting back
8-Year-Old Artist Surprises Aunt With Painted Portrait That Earned Finalist Spot in an Art Competition
90 years ago, Yorta Yorta leader William Cooper petitioned the king for Aboriginal representation in parliament
A great year to be a cabbage white butterfly: why are there so many and how can you protect your crops?
A mysterious interstellar radio signal has been blinking on and off every 22 minutes for over 30 years
A new virtual museum reveals 600 million years of Australian fossils in unprecedented 3D detail
A Rare 500-Year-Old Manuscript Gets a Second Life Online
A rose in every cheek: 100 years of Vegemite, the wartime spread that became an Aussie icon
A year after Pakistan’s floods, 44% of children have stunted growth. What can be done about it?
A Year Ago Today Was the First Time Russia Threatened To Kill Me
A year of ChatGPT: 5 ways the AI marvel has changed the world
A year on, Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to redraw the map of world politics – and 2023 will be crucial
After 30 years of waiting, Cop28 deal addresses the elephant in the room
After 40 years homeless, Ocean Beach native plant gardener set to move into housing
After a record year of wildfires, will Canada ever be the same again?
After years of mass shootings, the US is still trying to understand gun violence. Why?
Aggressive measures in COVID early years credited for saving thousands of lives
AI could predict heart attack risk up to 10 years in the future, finds Oxford study
Air pollution from fossil fuels ‘kills 5 million people a year’
Almost 2 million Workforce Australia payments have been suspended in the past year, with devastating impact
An anniversary for great justice: Remembering “All Your Base” 20 years later
The “anti-intellectual attack” on higher ed will take years to undo
ANU museum to hand back stolen 2,500-year-old vase to Italy
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 winners
Australian start-up aiming to grow plants on the Moon within four years receives government funding
Australia’s cultural institutions are especially vulnerable to efficiency dividends: looking back at 35 years of cuts
Australia's year ahead in climate and environment — the good, the bad and the controversial
Baby beaver born in London for first time in 400 years
Beaded moccasins confiscated from a Pa. school 100 years ago return to Native tribe
Bewitched' broke ground 55 years ago
Bhutan becomes first country to sterilise all stray dogs after 14-year-long project
Big oil ‘fully owned the villain role’ in 2023, the hottest year ever recorded
Britain ‘not close to being a racially just society’, finds two-year research project
California passes right-to-repair act guaranteeing seven years of parts for your phone
Cats first finagled their way into human hearts and homes thousands of years ago – here’s how
China Focus: 10-year fishing ban improves biodiversity in Yangtze River
China on course to hit wind and solar power target five years ahead of time
China: Xi’s new year’s address wasn’t a threat against Taiwan – it was a strategic move for legitimacy
Chinese people are living two years longer thanks to ‘war on pollution,’ report says
Church of England to disinvest from fossil fuels this year
Cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan
‘City killers’ and half-giraffes: how many scary asteroids really go past Earth every year?
The climate change we caused is here for at least 50,000 years – and probably far longer
The Climate Change We've Already Created Will Last 50,000 Years, Scientists Warn
Close-up Photographer of the Year: Take a tiny peek at these breathtaking winning images
Closing the First Nations employment gap will take 100 years
Code Kept Secret for Years Reveals Its Flaw—a Backdoor
COP28: a year on from climate change funding breakthrough, poor countries eye disappointment at Dubai summit
Could dinosaurs be the reason humans can’t live for 200 years?
Coup in Gabon: Ali Bongo the eighth west African leader to be ousted by military in two years
Couple Plants 2 Million Trees in 20 Years to Turn Destroyed Forest Back Into a Wildlife Haven
Danish traveller Thor Pedersen completes 10-year round-the-world journey without flying
David Shrigley wants your balls: ‘Just one of many stupid artworks I have made over the years’
Death toll mounts in Italy’s worst flooding for 100 years
Decades of less rainfall have cut replenishing of groundwater to 800-year low in WA
‘Dolomite Problem’: 200-year-old geology mystery resolved
Dutton’s ‘no’ vote reflects 40 years of Coalition partisanship on the Voice
The Endangered Species Act Has Been a Success for 50 Years. Its Work Is Just Beginning
Fast Fashion: Why garment workers’ lives are still in danger 10 years after Rana Plaza — Podcast
Fiery Death, A Trillion Dollars and 30 years of payback
Fire regimes around Australia shifted abruptly 20 years ago – and falling humidity is why
Fires broke out in a Melbourne landfill site four years ago. Residents are still waiting for them to end
First cheetah cubs born in India since extinction 70 years ago
The First Year of AI College Ends in Ruin
Five years on, Brisbane’s e-scooters and e-bikes are winning over tourists and residents as they open up the city
For Four Years I Was “Randomly Selected”for Special Security Checks at Airports Throughout the U.S.
For years, Japan tried to keep their existence a secret, but the Ainu people refuse to disappear
Fossil fuel emissions to peak within two years as global decarbonization picks up steam
The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years
Fresh COVID wave threatens Christmas for third year in a row
Friday essay: 60 years old, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions are one of our founding documents – so why don’t we know more about them?
German sea captain faces 20 years in jail for migrant rescue efforts
Germany approves self-ID to make transitioning easier for trans people after year in legal limbo
Germany to ban new gas and oil heating from next year
Giant sea lizards: fossils in Morocco reveal the astounding diversity of marine life 66 million years ago, just before the asteroid hit
Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says
Global temperature rises in steps – here’s why we can expect a steep climb this year and next
Global warming to bring record hot year by 2028 – probably our first above 1.5°C limit
Global Warning: 2023 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record
Golden eagles in Scotland at highest levels in 300 years
Golden mole that swims through sand is rediscovered in South Africa after 86 years
Good news for the oceans: Amazon single-use plastic packaging declines by over 11% in one year
The Great Barrington Declaration and “natural herd immunity” versus public health three years later
Halliburton equipment worth $7.1m imported into Russia in past year, customs records show
Happy New Year 2024!
Hidden carbon: Fungi and their ‘necromass’ absorb one-third of the carbon emitted by burning fossil fuels every year
Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting 65% Faster Than Just 10 Years Ago
Holiday home tax to triple after three years under deal between Allan government, Greens
How a 27-year-old busted the myth of Bitcoin’s anonymity
How butterflies conquered the world: a new ‘family tree’ traces their 100-million-year journey across the globe
‘How dare you do this’: How Defence’s river of poison put thousands of years of culture in jeopardy
How did millions of fish die gasping in the Darling – after three years of rain?
How disappearance became a global weapon of psychological control, 50 years on from Chile’s US-backed coup
How Many Books Are Published Each Year? [2023 Statistics]
I helped expose insurers for denying medical claims. 15 years on, a court has found what they did is illegal
Iceland’s first full-day women’s strike in 48 years aims to close pay gap – as it happened
iFixit Celebrates 20 Years of Fixing the World
In 5 years, this Australian astrophysics lab reached 50% women. Here’s how they did it
India looking at record high solar capacity addition at 17 GW this year
India to extend free food grains programme by five years, says Modi
Indigenous community in Ecuador wins legal fight to reclaim ancestral land after more than 80 years
Indigenous deaths in custody at record high and public perception of police worst in 10 years, report finds
Inspiration, influence and theft: what the Ed Sheeran case can tell us about 70 years of pop music
The Internet Twenty-Five Years Later
Invasive species cost humans $423bn each year and threaten world’s diversity
Iraq war, 20 years on: how the world failed Iraq and created a less peaceful, democratic and prosperous state
Italy Decides That Leonardo da Vinci’s 500 Year Old Works Are Not In The Public Domain
It’s 4 years since the first COVID case in Australia. Here’s how our pandemic experiences have changed over time
It’s been 3 years since COVID entered New Zealand – here are 3 ways to improve our response
‘It’s soul-destroying’: how people on a housing wait list of 175,000 describe their years of waiting
‘It’s Warlpiri identity’: Indigenous photos, drawings and sacred objects come home after 60 years
I’ve spent 40 years studying Antarctica. The frozen continent has never needed our help more
I’ve spent 5 years researching the heroic life of Black musician Graham Jackson, but teaching his story could be illegal under laws in Florida and North Dakota
The jet set: 200 celebrities’ aircraft have flown for combined total of 11 years since 2022
Lie detection tests have worked the same way for 3,000 years – and they’re still hopelessly inaccurate
‘Life changing’ – what 50 years of community-controlled housing at Yumba-Meta tells us about home and health
Life expectancy goes backwards for the first time in 30 years
Long COVID: 3 years in
Magpies swoop bald men more often, eight-year-old's viral survey finds
Mahsa Amini: a year into the protest movement in Iran, this is what’s changed
Many Canadians have had long COVID for almost 4 years. Researchers say there's hope
Marking 50 Years in the Struggle for Democracy
Marking One Year Of Total War In Ukraine
Meet the biggest and most bizarre skink ever found in Australia. It became extinct 47,000 years ago
Melanoma treatment pioneers joint Australians of the Year
Mexican wolf program is making strides after 25 years of effort
Millie Bobby Brown’s debut novel is a bestseller. Does it matter that the 19-year-old actor didn’t write it?
Moody Andean Bear Portrait Wins Nature Photographer of the Year 2023
More evidence that humans were in North America over 20,000 years ago
More than a million gambling ads aired on Australian TV and radio in a year, research finds
More than a third of COVID survivors in Italy had persistent symptoms at 2 years
The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of the Past 10 Years
‘National disgrace’: protest after tree estimated to be hundreds of years old cut down in Tasmania
Nature religions are growing in Australia – though witchcraft was illegal in some territories just 10 years ago
Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023
Nearly half of US honeybee colonies died last year. Struggling beekeepers stabilize population
New study helps solve a 30-year-old puzzle: how is climate change affecting El Niño and La Niña?
The Next Six Years Will Make or Break Our Climate Goal of 1.5°C Warming
Niéde Guidon’s 50-year fight to protect Serra da Capivara, the Americas’ largest prehistoric site
No back door for 5 years: remote community’s High Court win is good news for renters everywhere
No more hydrogen trains | Rail company that launched world's first H2 line last year opts for all-electric future
North Korea: fears of a new famine after three years of COVID isolation and harsh repression
NZ climate activist faces up to 10 years in prison over fake letter saying fossil fuel event cancelled
One Careless Act of War Could Destroy All Satellites in Just 40 Years
Online retailer Book Depository closing after nearly 20 years, customers lament decision
Our mood usually lifts in spring. But after early heatwaves and bushfires, this year may be different
Pandemic Roundup: 2023 year in review
Parents may wait up to 40 years to join family in Australia. Is a visa lottery the answer?
The people paid to spot risks see high chance of ‘global catastrophe’ within 10 years
Pollution at Australia’s largest Antarctic research station exceeded guidelines for almost 20 years
Pride 2023: What's changed since last year?
Private jet sales likely to reach highest ever level this year, report says
Puerto Rico has been part of the US for 125 years, but its future remains contested
Queen Margrethe II is the first Danish monarch to abdicate in 900 years – but it is just a sign of the times
Queensland storm, cyclone recovery to take years, Premier Steven Miles says
Record number of Saimaa seal pups born this year, wildlife agency says
Record year for olive ridley turtles in Bangladesh as conservation work pays off
Regulations reducing lead and copper contamination in drinking water generate $9 billion of health benefits per year, according to new analysis
Renewables will be world’s top electricity source within three years, IEA data reveals
Rise of ‘fuel-guzzling’ SUVs costing Australians $13bn extra at the pump per year, report finds
Rising seas and a great southern star: Aboriginal oral traditions stretch back more than 12,000 years
San Diego Closes Popular Beach for Seven Years to Protect Sea Lions
Scientists Warn The Atmosphere Hasn't Been Like This in 14 Million Years
Sexual exhibitionism, Riot Grrrl and climate change activism: 30 years of raging by Peaches, Bikini Kill and Björk, still going strong
Should I get a flu vaccine this year? Here’s what you need to know
Solar Philippines to break ground on world’s ‘largest’ solar farm this year
Squid fishing grew by 68% in just three years, raising fears the industry is out of control
Streamer In Japan Gets 2 Years Jail Time For Uploading Let’s Plays, Anime Spoilers
Summer Sea Ice May Vanish From The Arctic in Just 10 Years, Scientists Warn
Swiss glaciers lose 10% of their volume in two years
Ten Inspiring Signs of Progress From the Past Year
Ten years of Rana Plaza: How safe is Bangladesh garment industry?
These magnificent 107-million-year-old pterosaur bones are the oldest ever found in Australia
This 51-year-old pays $725 a month to live in a ‘tiny home on wheels’ in someone’s backyard—take a look inside
This 95-year-old Perth driver wants older motorists to go electric
This is how a 3-year-old sees a city—and it’s not very pleasant
This Penn professor has been offending minorities for years. Will tenure save her?
This small Finnish city will be carbon neutral in just a few years
Three years into the pandemic, it’s clear COVID won’t fix itself. Here’s what we need to focus on next
Three Years Later, Covid-19 Is Still a Health Threat. Journalism Needs to Reflect That
The Titan Submersible Disaster Was Years in the Making, New Details Reveal
'To-day and To-morrow': The 100-year-old book series that predicted a wild and wonderful future
Tourists flock to the Mediterranean as if the climate crisis isn’t happening. This year’s heat and fire will force change
Toyota: Car location data of 2 million customers exposed for ten years
The Twelve Apostles are back in Aboriginal hands after Vic's first native title determination in 10 years
Ukraine a year on: the invasion changed NZ foreign policy – as the war drags on, cracks will begin to show
US buildings kill up to a billion birds a year. These architects want to save them
US ends year on environmental high with increased pollution inspections and protection for forests
US military plans to unleash thousands of autonomous war robots over next two years
Want an easy $400 a year? Ditch the gas heater in your home for an electric split system
We can learn a lot about long COVID from years of diagnosing and treating chronic fatigue syndrome
‘We did it so badly … it’s now backfired’: women and minority US forces reflect on the invasion of Iraq – now 20 years ago
West Aussies should prepare to get COVID three times a year, warns leading expert
Westminster Abbey isn't actually an abbey... and it hasn't been for 464 years
We've Been Misreading a Major Law of Physics For The Past 300 Years
What 2,500 years of wildfire evidence and the extreme fire seasons of 1910 and 2020 tell us about the future of fire in the West
What, a school revamp once every 440 years isn’t enough?
‘What if there was a war?’ Chinese Australians wear the scars after bitter years of hostile rhetoric
What if You Did Not Buy a Single New Thing This Month or Even Year?
What should I give my child’s teacher at the end of the year?
What this year’s El Niño means for wheat and global food supply
WHO, UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance pass the mid-point of the global 10-year strategy to eliminate yellow fever epidemics
Winners of the 2022 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
With less than a year to go, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in a dreadful mess. These 5 steps are needed to fix it
Wood heater smoke estimated to kill up to 63 in ACT each year, prompting calls for national ban
Woodside LNG: Australia’s ‘biggest’ contribution to climate crisis a step closer to 50-year extension
The World Bank used to cause untold harm – but 30 years ago it started reforming. What went right
World’s biggest bat colony gathers in Zambia every year: we used artificial intelligence to count them
The Year in Cheer 2023
The year in rainforests: 2023
The year the Australian Dream died
Zero Jet Aircraft Crashes: 2023 Was One Of Aviation’s Safest Years On Record
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