"According a few established international organizations observer status at the United Nations is no longer enough."Dr. Jennifer Clinton
President and CEO of Cultural Vistas
"What makes us ‘naturally’ better parents is not our sex, but the time we spend alone looking after our babies."David Freed
Author, Dads Don't Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting
"What if the liberal wave – no more than two-three decades old – has peaked? What if the Third Way of the 1990s is coming to its end (nothing lasts for ever) and Europe is entering a new era in which left-liberalism will be just one way of doing politics among many?"György Schöpflin
MEP for Hungary (Fidesz)
""Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable"."Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister
""The average life expectancy is 66 and a half, so we have 40 percent of men who won't survive until retirement.""Nikolai Levshitz
"The compact largely ignores refugees’ labour rights. The omission risks turning refugees into cheap and unprotected labour for private enterprises and large transnational corporations."Behzad Yaghmaian
Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
"I do believe the solution to kids' obsessions with their phones starts with a look in the mirror. The problem is you and your addiction to your phone; it's not your kid. Your kid is simply doing what he or she has seen you do."Jamie Lee Curtis
Award-winning actress, author of 12 best-selling children's books
The first-ever UN conference on seas and oceans and their sustainable use has opened in New York with a ceremony lead by group from Fiji.
At first sight the scenes could be mistaken for the aftermath of a teenagers’ beach party.
Weather conditions around the small Mediterranean archipelago of Malta have eased enough to allow divers to inspect the rock monument underwater.
A group of geologists say they've enough evidence to confirm the existence of a new continent. Writing in the journal of the Geological Society of America, the group named it "Zealandia."
Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.
British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor has created what is the first underwater museum in Europe.
Many people have said that 2016 was the worst year yet, but bad news for those of you who agree: 2016 is going to be a whole second longer than 2015.
A huge 19-metre-high wave has made a splash among weather experts after it was claimed as the biggest ever recorded.
A generator is slowly towed out into the ocean off Pingtung County in eastern Taiwan.
The US has joined more than 20 other countries in creating 40 new marine sanctuaries around the world.
Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare
Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil
Beijing has discovered the world’s largest hole in a disputed area of the South China Sea, state broadcaster CCTV has announced.
About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…
About eight million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year.
"The Shallows" has earned strong reviews, with some critics calling it the best shark attack movie since "Jaws."
From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.
In this edition of Futuris, we look at how can we better detect marine pollution.
We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.
This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples
The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure
The lids are remotely controlled