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Green light for Tasmanian wilderness tourism development defied expert advice

By Brendan Gogarty Et Al

The Commonwealth governments decision to wave through a controversial tourism development in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was made in defiance of strident opposition from the expert statutory advisory body...

How catching malaria gave me a new perspective on saving gorillas

By Marissa Parrott

Conservationists are in a desperate fight to save the last of the worlds gorillas. Numbers of some subspecies are so low that organisations are literally saving the species one gorilla at a time. A perhaps unlikely foe...

Fifty years later, Peter Norman's heroic Olympic stand is finally being recognised at home

By Tim Liao

Fifty years ago today, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in the Black Power salute on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest against racial...

New autism guidelines aim to improve diagnostics and access to services

By Andrew Whitehouse

New Australian autism guidelines, released today, aim to provide a nationally consistent and rigorous standard for how children and adults are assessed and diagnosed with autism, bringing to an end the different processes...

Australian study reveals the dangers of 'toxic masculinity' to men and those around them

By Michael Flood

Young men who conform to traditional definitions of manhood are more likely to suffer harm to themselves, and do harm to others, according to a new survey of Australian men aged 18 to 30. This is the first major...

Morrison government courts controversy on Jerusalem ahead of Wentworth byelection

By Michelle Grattan

Scott Morrison has announced Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israels capital and moving its embassy there in a move immediately seen in the context of Saturdays byelection in Wentworth, which has a large...

As cannabis is legalized, let's remember amnesty

By Roberta K. Timothy

Weed, spliff, cannabis, joint, blunt, Mary Jane, ganja, reefer, marijuana, pot: no matter what you call it, it is almost legal in Canada. Many will benefit from the new right to grow, sell or smoke legally and...

In the end, it was Khashoggi's 'friends' who silenced him

By Shenaz Kermalli

I was first in touch with Jamal Khashoggi the Saudi journalist who disappeared on Oct. 2 while setting up an interview with Osama bin Ladens former close friend and brother-in-law, Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, for the CBC...

Does your child struggle with spelling? This might help

By Misty Adoniou

English spelling has a reputation for being illogical and chaotic. Whats going on with yacht, and why the W in two? There are a thousand other but why? questions our children ask about English spelling. English is...

We asked five experts: should we use food as a reward for kids?

By Alexandra Hansen

Finding means of cajoling the kids into behaving in certain ways or doing things they dont want to do can be challenging. And most parents at some point would have offered up sweets as a reward for finishing veggies or...

How the Australian government is failing on countering violent extremism

By Keiran Hardy

Countering violent extremism (CVE) programs are recognised globally as a critical part of successful counter-terrorism strategies. In addition to anti-terrorism laws and surveillance powers, governments need CVE programs...

Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous currents

By Kaya Wilson Et Al

Sulawesis recent tsunami is a striking reminder of the devastating, deadly effects that the sudden arrival of a large volume of water can have. Published today, our new research shows what might happen if a tsunami hit...

How biomethane can help turn gas into a renewable energy source

By Bernadette McCabe

Australias report card on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions is not exactly glowing, but there are ample opportunities to get it on track during this period of rapid change in the energy sector. Greater use of renewable...

Modern Art from The Hermitage showcases the French gems of two great merchant collectors

By Joanna Mendelssohn

The first corner of the Art Gallery of New South Wales summer blockbuster Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage is dominated by three giant black and white archival photographs, but visitors eyes are drawn to the...

Meet the new seachangers: now it's younger Australians moving out of the big cities

By Lisa Denny Et Al

No longer pegged as one of the retirement villages of Australia, recent demographic data and interest in Tasmania suggest a change in the air. The seachange phenomenon, once linked to retirees, now involves younger groups,...

The Senate is set to approve it, but what exactly is the Trans Pacific Partnership?

By Pat Ranald

These days it is called the TPP-11 or, more formally, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership. It is what was left of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership after President Donald...

In red and black, the genetics of ladybug spots

By Arnaud Estoup Et Al

What is the difference between black ladybugs with red spots and red ladybugs with black spots? Children like adults have once asked themselves this question. So do scientists. Since the 1920s, there has been a growing...

We need a new human right – to protect our freedom to live without threat from the skies

By Nick Grief Et Al

In little more than 100 years, humans have radically transformed the sky: chemically, territorially and militarily. In this increasingly contested space, technological developments are accelerating the transformation. New...

Informal economies are diverse: South African policies need to recognise this

By Mike Rogan

South Africa is currently mulling over ideas and agreements that recently came out of a two-day jobs summit. The country is losing the battle against high joblessness. The latest figures show unemployment stood at 27.2%...

Suicide behaviour in social circles increases risk for Kenyan men

By Michael Goodman

Suicide is increasingly recognised as a global health challenge by the World Health Organisation who call for society-wide efforts to prevent suicide. In a recent study, we set out to understand the drivers of suicide...

How Bodyguard raised the very real issue of insider threats in big organisations

By Rona S Beattie

Jed Mercurios gripping, if at times hysterical, BBC drama Bodyguard raised a storm of discussion about the likelihood or not of police and security service bodyguards engaging in physical and emotional relationships with...

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

By Gareth Dorrian Et Al

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural...

Billingulism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters

By Indu Vibha Meddegama

Humans have been migrating since prehistoric times moving within and beyond geographical borders in search of food, for survival or for better prospects in life. In the European Union alone, the latest figures show that...

Have we reached peak London?

By Mark Kleinman

London has grown steadily for the past 30 years, in people, jobs and self confidence. Population growth has been driven both by in-migration (more people moving to London than moving away) and by natural change (more...

Sulawesi tsunami: how social media (and a lullaby) can save lives in future disasters

By Gavin Brent Sullivan Et Al

Social media use is widespread in Indonesia, so people filming everyday scenes can sometimes inadvertently capture extraordinary environmental events. Of the viral videos to emerge of the recent earthquake and tsunami in...

General Pinochet arrest: 20 years on, here's how it changed global justice

By Veronica Diaz-Cerda

It became an address to remember: 20 Devonshire Place, Marylebone. For it was here, behind the front door of The London Clinic, that former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested on the night of October 16,...

View from The Hill: Conservatives may come to regret stirring hornets' nest of religious freedom

By Michelle Grattan

When Scott Morrison promised to abolish the right of religious schools to expel gay students because of their sexual orientation, his motive was obvious and so was what would inevitably happen next. Morrison insults...

The Roman 'Brexit': how life in Britain changed after 409AD

By Will Bowden

Leaving a major political body is nothing new for mainland Britain. In 409AD, more than 350 years after the Roman conquest of 43AD, the island slipped from the control of the Roman Empire. Much like the present Brexit, the...

Migrant money could be keeping Nicaragua's uprising alive

By Benjamin Waddell1

Protesting is now illegal in Nicaragua, according to President Daniel Ortega. The Central American country has been embroiled in deadly political turmoil for months. Demonstrations that began in April against an...

Why is it so hard to get an accurate vote count?

By Michael Traugott

In Kansas this past August, vote totals in the Republican primary for governor fluctuated by more than 100 votes over the course of a few days, and the winner Secretary of State Kris Kobach wasnt declared until a week...

Fixing a broken process for nominating US Supreme Court justices

By E. Donald Elliott

President Donald Trump has nominated two Supreme Court justices during only 19 months in office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated after Brett Kavanaughs confirmation that Trump might have the opportunity to...

Dispatches from the morgue: Toxicology tests don't tell the whole story of the opioid epidemic

By Justin Wade Hubbard

Drug overdoses killed more Tennesseans than ever last year, fentanyl deaths up 70 percent, a recent headline from my hometown newspaper, The Tennessean, proclaimed. Variations of this headline have become routine across...

More college students expected to vote in 2018 midterms

By Nancy Thomas

In order to gain insight into the role that college students might play in the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Conversation reached out to Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy...

Eating royal poop improves parenting in naked mole-rats

By Gina Mantica

Have you ever seen a picture of a mother dog caring for an unusual baby, like a kitten? This sort of animal adoption story is an example of a phenomenon known as alloparenting: care provided to offspring that are not...

Taxing carbon may sound like a good idea but does it work?

By Paul Griffin

Exxon Mobil is backing a proposal to tax oil, gas and coal companies for the carbon they emit and redistribute the money raised that way to all Americans. Its also giving a group urging Washington to enact a tax on carbon...

Americans spend $70 billion on pets, and that money could do more good

By Sandra Woien

Sylar, the border collie, has his own mansion along with a trampoline and indoor pool. The dogs adorable features, along with his notable intelligence, earned his owners devotion along with many social media...

Restocking wolves on Isle Royale raises questions about which species get rescued

By Mark Neuzil Et Al

Isle Royale is one of the most remote U.S. national parks. It stretches across one large island, its namesake, and more than 400 smaller ones in northwest Lake Superior. The parks main draws are wilderness and wildlife,...

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

By Yu-Shan Wu Et Al

Yu-Shan Wu, Foreign policy researcher and doctoral candidate, University of the Witwatersrand The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to...

Turnbull did not suggest ABC sack journalists: report

By Michelle Grattan

Neither Malcolm Turnbull nor any minister asked or suggested the ABC sack its chief economics correspondent, Emma Alberici or its political editor, Andrew Probyn, according to a report from the Communications department...

Australians care about animals – but we don't buy ethical meat

By Amelia Cornish Et Al

Australians clearly care about animal welfare: our research has found 92% shoppers in Sydney considered animal welfare to be important. However, when we look at the distribution of market share of so-called high-welfare...

For the sake of our retirement savings, it's time to reform the investment management boys' club

By Sarah Oxenbridge Et Al

Australians have A$2.6 trillion in superannuation assets. We conducted a study of Australian women who influence or make decisions about how these assets are invested. Research shows gender-diverse investment teams lead to...

A new take on An Enemy of the People fizzes with contemporary relevance

By Huw Griffiths

Review: An Enemy of the People, Belvoir. The fitness of Henrik Ibsens plays to address the political questions of our modern lives renews itself with each generation. So, Arthur Miller adapted Ibsens 1882 play, An Enemy...

Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

By Ross L Jones

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

Poll wrap: Labor slips in Newspoll, but gains in Ipsos, in Wentworth and in Victoria

By Adrian Beaumont

This weeks Newspoll, conducted October 11-14 from a sample of 1,707, gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a one-point gain for the Coalition since three weeks ago. Primary votes were 38% Labor (down one), 37% Coalition (up one), 11%...

Boyer Lectures: gene therapy is still in its infancy but the future looks promising

By Merlin Crossley

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

Local film and TV content makes up just 1.6% of Netflix’s Australian catalogue

By Ramon Lobato Et Al

Over the last few years we have been studying the catalogues of Netflix and Stan to see how much local screen content each service carries and how this compares to international benchmarks. Our first report in 2017...

VR technology gives new meaning to ‘holidaying at home’. But is it really a substitute for travel?

By Vikki Schaffer Et Al

As virtual reality technology improves, it creates new opportunities for travellers seeking new experiences. This is the latest instalment of our series exploring how technology is changing tourism. Tourism is often...

Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

By Adrienne Stone

It goes without saying or at least it ought to that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice...

All eyes on November's G20 meeting as tensions between China and the US ratchet up

By Tony Walker

When G20 finance ministers met in Bali last week to review economic developments in the lead-up to the annual G20 summit, they could not ignore troubling signs in the global economy driven by concerns about an intensifying...

Big firms voice lack of faith in 'cumbersome' and 'impractical' Emissions Reduction Fund

By Jayanthi Kumarasiri Et Al

Four years after it was launched, the federal governments A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has still not attracted the participation of many of Australias highest-emitting companies. Our research on...

Big Fail: The internet hasn't helped democracy

Hardly a week goes by without news of another data breach at a large corporation affecting millions, most recently Facebook. In 2016, the issue became political with evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. election...

Canada’s manufacturing sales likely to have dropped in August

13:47 PM| Commentary

Canadas manufacturing sales data for the month of August is set to be released tomorrow. According to a TD Economics research report, manufacturing sales are expected to have dropped 0.8 percent in August, although...

Chinese headline CPI inflation accelerates in September, inflation outlook stays supportive

12:34 PM| Commentary

Chinese consumer price index rose in the month of September, owing to the rise in food prices. The headline inflation accelerated to 2.5 percent year-on-year from Augusts 2.3 percent. This is in line with market...

FxWirePro: Crude demand/supply outlook and WTI calendar spreads

12:32 PM| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

A series of bearish news reports led to the price correction since 5thOctober. US oil price weakened on larger than expected US inventories build of 6 mn barrels, and the impact of hurricane Michael on oil supply in the...

Australian weekly consumer sentiment index rises to highest since late July

11:28 AM| Commentary

Australian weekly consumer sentiment index came in at the highest level since the end of July. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence rose 1.9 percent last week. Consumers perception of current financial...

U.S. Treasuries fall ahead of August JOLTs job openings data, FOMC member Daly’s speech

11:17 AM| Commentary Economy

The U.S. Treasuries fell during late afternoon session Tuesday as investors await the release of the countrys JOLTs job openings data for the month of August, due today by 14:00GMT and FOMC member Dalys speech, also...

German bunds mixed after October ZEW economic sentiment disappoints investors; September Eurozone CPI eyed

09:59 AM| Commentary Economy

The German bunds remained flat during European session Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of October disappointed market participants and investors will now be awaiting the eurozones...

Barclays denies developing crypto-trading platform, but bitcoin bulls prolong stern rallies

08:18 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency

Leading retail and investment banking conglomerate, Barclays has denied the probable creation of a cryptocurrency trading desk within the organization amid persistent bearish trend that has dampened luring effects in this...

BoK likely to raise policy rate by 25 bps to 1.75 pct, aimed at protecting nation’s financial stability: Scotiabank

06:28 AM| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to raise its monetary policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 percent at its upcoming meeting on Thursday, with an aim to protect the nations financial stability, according to the latest...

JGBs tad lower ahead of September trade balance data, national core CPI

06:13 AM| Commentary Economy

The Japanese government bonds remained tad lower Tuesday ahead of the countrys trade balance data for the month of September, due to be released on October 17 by 23:50GMT and national core consumer price inflation (CPI),...

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Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin surges over 10 pct in 24 hours following massive Tether sell-off, Hong Kong SFC to introduce crypto regulations to protect investors – Monday, October 15th, 2018

11:50 AM| Commentary Economy Digital Currency Market Roundups

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices jumped across the board during late European session Monday, hitting a 2-1/2-month high, with market participants believing that a massive sell-off in Tether (USDT) has forced investors to buy...

Bitcoin prices surpass 7k mark on lingering optimism of US SEC’s review of ETF applications

07:46 AM| Technicals Digital Currency

The US SEC would reassess its decision about bitcoin ETF applications onOctober 26th. Industry veterans and crypto-investors are invited to share their opinions in support of or in oppositionofa bitcoin-linked ETF. With...

SWIFT likely to be revitalised by Ripple and Santander

08:42 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views Commentary

It is quite known that Fintech has been one of the swiftly growing sectors. Fintech gamut symbolizes the progressive enterprises that leverage cutting edge technology to bring-in friendly financial products and solutions...

Regulation still a major hindrance, but volatility booster for cryptocurrency prices

10:12 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

From the perspective of institutional investors, market turbulence creates an uncertain environment, and many are waiting for clarity from regulators in the optimism that it will contribute to a reduction in...

Crypto and vols buzz in EM economies despite struggling prices

08:17 AM| Research & Analysis Insights & Views Digital Currency

The trade tormentor between US and China, NAFTA developments and Trumps aggressive administration have been the major driving forces for the global market sentiments. The indirect effect of trade wars is the loss of...

Ripple: Next generation payment network for cross border payments

09:36 AM| Digital Currency

Ripple connects banks and payments provider via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience for sending and receiving money. RippleNet makes it easy to connect and transact across its robust network of 100+ banks and...

US SEC on crypto ETF applications – Welcomes commentaries with both pros and cons

08:11 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

The U.S. SEC has always reserved an eagle eye for the crypto regulation, while having embraced the market even fighting to fend off fraud. Despite the crypto market downturn which began after the news of the US...

Digital innovation in Indonesia: inequalities between the east and the west

By Wirawan Agahari - 00:57 AM| Insights & Views Technology

Indonesia is witnessing digital technology innovation in the growth of online on-demand transportation services such as (Go-Jek and Grab), e-commerce businesses such as online shops (Tokopedia and Bukalapak), and ticketing...

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The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dots

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs. Farming is expected to remain an important livelihood for decades to come. At...

True "innovation" generates ideas not wealth

Ancient innovators were poets, thinkers, artisans and scientists, not business owners. The classical Greek philosopher Socrates did not become famous for the massive dividends that he provided to his shareholders in the...

New Zealand Q3 consumer price inflation cheers investors; odds of OCR cut next year seems reducing: Westpac Research

New Zealands consumer price pressures proved to be a little stronger than expected in the September quarter. The CPI rose by 0.9 percent q/q, beating the 0.7 percent q/q rise that the markets were expecting, and well ahead...

Australian bonds slump after RBA’s October meeting minutes signal next move to be rate hike; September employment report in focus

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian session Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reiterated that the next interest rate move will be a hike, in its October monetary policy meeting...

U.S. Treasuries suffer on hopes of rise in September retail sales data; FOMC speeches eyed through the week

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during late afternoon session Monday as investors wait to see a pick-up in the countrys retail sales for the month of September, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. However, a host of...


Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

Democracies in the world are being rocked by a new wave of populism. Many scholars correctly analyse the flaws in populist discourse and practices. Populist politicians stoke fears and hate, exacerbate divisions and...

What young people can learn from the Kavanaugh hearings

Against the backdrop of the recent Senate confirmation hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, young people especially those aged 15 or 17 are naturally reflecting on what is being said about...

Masculinity should not be defined by the Kavanaugh hearings

With the hearings that led to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a United States Supreme Court justice still in our rear-view mirrors, what have men learned from the events of the past few weeks? I watched the...

Understanding universities as political battlefields

In Indonesias latest crackdown against terrorism, the government has targeted universities whose staff and students hold radical views. A recent report by Indonesias State Intelligence Agency (BIN) stated that radical...


How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

Its a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy. One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer...

Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that shes only the third female physicist to receive the...

Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

If asked about clones, most people think of evil sci-fi characters. However, in real life, the word clone often has broader, far more positive applications. Just as office workers replicate documents by using copy...

No black scientist has ever won a Nobel – that’s bad for science, and bad for society

Many in the scientific world are celebrating the fact that two women received this years Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry. Donna Strickland and Frances Arnold are only the 20th and 21st female scientists to be...


Marrying technology and home language boosts maths and science learning

Technology, like mobile apps and online learning platforms, is becoming an increasingly important teaching tool all over the world. Thats also true in emerging markets; accessible technologies can essentially be used to...

Google Pixel 3 Latest News & Update: External Microphone Support for Stock Camera App Goes Live This Week

Tech fans who have been using Pixel smartphones will be having a great week. It was confirmed that the much-requested update for the stock camera app to support external microphones is going live as the Google Pixel 3 hits...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Details, Rankings: Why Square Enix Is Taking Its Time in Releasing the Title

Kingdom Hearts 3 fell to the no. 2 position on the Famitsu charts this week as Final Fantasy 7 Remake took the top spot once again. Both these titles have been jostling each other in and out of the leaderboards zenith,...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ News, Update: ‘The Witcher 3’ Influence On Demo Addressed, Mysterious Partnerships Revealed

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated video games in the industry and for good reason. It is being made by Polish game studio CD Projekt Red, which is the same studio responsible for the phenomenal The...

‘Darksiders 3’ News, Update: Fury Looks Gorgeous in Gameplay Footage, Zelda-Style DLC Incoming?

When the announcement trailer for Darksiders 3 was first released, fans were concerned that the look of Fury was a bit outdated. However, new footage featuring gameplay for the game helps alleviate gamer worries. Fury...
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