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Looking after loved ones with mental illness puts carers at risk themselves. They need more support

By Jaelea Skehan Et Al

Victorias royal commission into mental health today turns its attention to the families and carers of people living with mental illness. An estimated 2.8 million Australians provide practical day-to-day and emotional...

Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste

By Tom Lee Et Al

Design has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness. Designer items are invested with a particular kind of expertise that is likely to make...

Friday essay: the Australians who pioneered self-sufficiency, generations before Nimbin

By Rachel Goldlust

The term self-sufficiency commonly evokes images of communes, yurts and 1970s hippies, most likely living off the land in northern New South Wales. More recently, it has been linked to an explosion of interest in solar...

When does getting help on an assignment turn into cheating?

By Peter Hurley

Students whether at university or school can get help from many places. They can go to a tutor, parent, teacher, a friend or consult a textbook. But at which point does getting help cross the line into...

We create 20m tons of construction industry waste each year. Here's how to stop it going to landfill

By Salman Shooshtarian Et Al

The Australian construction industry has grown significantly in the past two decades. Population growth has led to the need for extensive property development, better public transport and improved infrastructure. This...

Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse

By Nerilie Abram Et Al

A record start to summer ice melt in Greenland this year has drawn attention to the northern ice sheet. We will have to wait to see if 2019 continues to break ice-melt records, but in the rapidly warming Arctic the...

How Muslim women break stereotypes by mixing faith and modesty with fashion

By Anoosh Soltani Et Al

Ardern, wearing a hijab, is depicted on the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. EPA, CC BY-ND Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns decision to wear a headscarf following the Christchurch mosque attacks in...

How heat waves increase your craving for sodas: findings from Mexico

By Lisa Oberlander Et Al

Unseasonably hot weather hit Europe this June, giving residents and visitors a taste of what could possibly become common in the near future. With ongoing climate change, temperatures are predicted to rise by 0.3-0.7C by...

London to be as hot as Barcelona by 2050? I research urban heat, and I'm sceptical

By Robert Wilby

Barcelona just had a week of temperatures above 30℃. Its a few degrees hotter than the long-term average, but no heatwave. In winter, Spains second largest city is typically a mild 15℃ or so. With its climate regulated by...

How your diet contributes to nutrient pollution and dead zones in lakes and bays

By Donald Scavia

Every year in early summer, scientists at universities, research institutions and federal agencies release forecasts for the formation of dead zones and harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay and...

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?

By Peter Ryan

There is no doubt that plastic affects the environment badly. But a trend has developed in the reporting on the impact of plastics thats not only selective but also borders on panic mongering rather than impartial analysis...

Food waste: using sustainable innovation to cut down what we throw away

By Mehrnaz Tajmir Et Al

Our appetite for food is a serious problem. The huge amount of energy, land and water used to fill our supermarket shelves mean that modern overproduction and excessive consumerism are rapidly depleting resources and...

The environmental cost of abandoning your tent at a music festival

By Aurore Julien

After years of depressing images of huge fields strewn with abandoned tents and rubbish in the aftermath of music festivals, it was heartening to hear Glastonbury Festival organisers claim that 99% of festival-goers tents...

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women's freedom in Sri Lanka

By Sandya Hewamanne

The Modern Slavery Act was seen as a big achievement for combating the issue of forced labour. But since it was passed by the UK government in 2015, many have pointed out its shortcomings. In particular, how the...

Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies

By Nathan Jensen

U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives. These businesses are supposed to use the money, typically distributed through economic development...

Commercial supersonic aircraft could return to the skies

By Iain Boyd

Flying faster than the speed of sound still sounds futuristic for regular people, more than 15 years after the last commercial supersonic flights ended. The planes that made those journeys, the 14 aircraft collectively...

How did people clean their teeth in the olden days?

By Jane Cotter

Dental hygiene has come a long way since the days of wine-soaked toothpicks and the urine mouthwash once thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth. Some of the earliest tooth-cleaning artifacts archaeologists have...

An invisible government agency produces crucial national security intelligence, but is anyone listening?

By Gregory F. Treverton Et Al

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a little-known U.S. organization that has provided crucial intelligence and analysis to presidents for all those decades: the National Intelligence Council. Right after World War...

Wimbledon: Johanna Konta interview and the problems with viewing sports stars as public figures

By Kieran File

After her loss to Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon quarter finals, British tennis player Johanna Konta reacted somewhat angrily to a line of questioning from a journalist that appeared to hold her to account for her loss....

Northern Ireland: as Marching season begins, a new political force is on the rise

By Drew Mikhael Et Al

There was a worrying increase in violence during the Protestant Orange marches of July 2018, a traditional flashpoint between Northern Irelands Nationalist and Unionist communities. The marches commemorate the victory of...

BA's record fine could help make the public take data security more seriously

By John McAlaney

British Airways (BA) has received a record fine of 183m after details of around 500,000 of its customers were stolen in a data breach in summer 2018. The fine was possible thanks to new rules introduced last year by the...

What Love Island can tell us about the history of love

By David Geiringer

Last summer, the apparently scandalous statistic that more young people applied for the reality TV series Love Island than applied for Oxbridge rippled through the commentariat, eventually featuring in Prime Ministers...

'Guaranteed to lose money': welcome to the bizarro world of negative interest rates

By John Hawkins

In 1960 DC Comics introduced the Bizarro planet of Htrae. Created with a duplicating ray, the planets inhabitants are all imperfect versions of Superman and Lois Lane, doing opposite of all Earthly things. Adventure...

Understanding dog personalities can help prevent attacks

By Paul McGreevy

The news of a fatal dog-bite incident in Melbourne last night has shocked dog lovers around the country. A 61 year old man was dead by the time police arrived at the property in Mill Park; his 58 year old wife is in...

The stark truth about UK government climate action: there is no one in charge

By Rebecca Willis

The UKs climate change targets are world-leading. Yet there is no clear plan in place to achieve them. That is the stark message of a new progress report from the governments official advisers, the Committee on Climate...

In the remote Cambodian jungles, we made sure rare Siamese crocodiles would have enough food

By Paul McInerney

For nine hours, my colleague Michael Shackleton and I held onto our scooters for dear life while being slapped in the face by spiked jungle plants in the mountains of Cambodia. We only disembarked either to help push a...

Living with rats involves understanding the city as an ecosystem

By Chelsea Himsworth

Rats! They eat our food, chew through our property and spread all sorts of nasty diseases. And they are gross (right?), with those naked tails and quick, unpredictable movements. Rats invade our homes our castles! the...

How to exercise in the summer without heat exhaustion

By Scott Lear

With a kilometre to go, triathlete Sarah True was pulled from the 2019 Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, due to heat exhaustion. She was in the lead by seven minutes after having swum, biked and run...

At a New York City garden, students grow their community roots and critical consciousness

By Jennifer D. Adams Et Al

Iris, a high school student in New York City, took a course aimed at preparing public school students for college. As part of the course, she visited the Park Slope Food Coop, among the oldest member-owned businesses in...

Solar weather has real, material effects on Earth

By Michael Batu

On Sep. 1, 1859, solar astronomer Richard Carrington witnessed sunspots that suddenly and briefly flashed brightly before they disappeared. Just before dawn the next day, auroras erupted over most of the Earth, reaching as...

Deeming rates explained. What is deeming, how does it cut pensions, and why do we have it?

By Peter Martin1

Now its the Coalition thats being accused of a retiree tax. As interest rates have come down over the past four years, the rate that retirees are deemed to have earned for the purpose of the pension income test hasnt...

The world has a hard time trusting China. But does it care?

By Graeme Smith

As China grows more powerful and influential, our New Superpower series looks at what this means for the world how China maintains its power, how it wields its power and how its power might be threatened. Read the rest of...

The new Mabo? $190 million stolen wages settlement is unprecedented, but still limited

By Thalia Anthony

The Queensland governments in-principle agreement to pay A$190 million in compensation for the wages withheld from more than 10,000 Indigenous workers is a watershed moment for the stolen wages movement. Indigenous...

Most adults have never heard of TikTok. That's by design

By Milovan Savic Et Al

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet, with more than 500 million active users. Only YouTube, Facebook and Instagram boast more. TikTok allows users to create short videos with music,...

Most people think playing chess makes you 'smarter', but the evidence isn't clear on that

By Graeme Gardiner Et Al

Chess has long been an important part of school culture. Many people believe chess has a range of cognitive benefits including improved memory, IQ, problem solving skills and concentration. But there is very little...

From hospital to homeless: Victoria’s mental health system fails the most vulnerable

By Tony Dalton Et Al

People experiencing homelessness and poor mental health are among Australias most vulnerable citizens. Without secure housing and an accessible mental healthcare system, recovery from mental illness is seriously...

The 2019 flu shot isn't perfect – but it's still our best defence against influenza

By Lauren Bloomfield

Over recent months, reports of a horror flu season causing serious illness and death have dominated the headlines. The high number of cases has led some people to question the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, and...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

By Luis Gómez Romero Et Al

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to govern for all, starting with the poor. In Mexico, the poor includes many women, who...

On the job with a ‘Wikipedian in residence’

By Alexandre Hocquet

While on a fellowship at Philadelphias Science History Institute, I worked for the first time with a Wikipedian in residence, Mary Mark Ockerbloom. I am assisting her with the monthly WikiSalons organized at the institute,...

Ghana aims for safer skies with new aviation laws

By Julia Selman Ayetey

Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant...

Why South Africa should revert to greater protection for some of its industries

By David Richard Walwyn

After years of relative silence, debates about the pros and cons of tariffs in international trade have become a regular feature. The renewed interest has been sparked by the actions of US President Donald Trump, the first...

Graffiti in Cyprus paints a rich and complex picture of a divided society

By Billy Tusker Haworth Et Al

All too often, graffiti is categorised as either art or vandalism, when in fact its so much more than that. When read with special attention, graffiti can offer deep insights into societies experiencing rapid social and...

At least 2% of US public water systems are like Flint's – Americans just don't hear about them

By Laura Pangallozzi

More than five years after Flints water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water. The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in...

Selecting groceries ahead of time helps some shoppers make healthier choices

By Anya Samek

I often toss items into my grocery cart that I have vowed to never buy again. Maybe I cave into my 3-year-olds demands for sugary cereal and cookies. Or perhaps I fail to resist my own urge to snack on chocolate-covered...

Asbestos in schools: what you need to know

By Andrew Watterson

The Department for Education referred nearly 700 schools in England to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as they did not provide evidence that they were managing asbestos in line with regulatory requirements. Of the...

Six-packs and bulging biceps – how appearance pressures take their toll on men's mental health

By Glen Jankowski

Over recent years, body dissatisfaction or shame about ones appearance has been on the rise in men. This isnt something just affecting young men either, its extensively reported across a range of age groups. And its...

UK ambassador leaks: Donald Trump's reaction to Kim Darroch's criticism reeks of double standards

By Dan Lomas

Donald Trump has hit out again at the British ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch, following the leak of highly critical diplomatic cables about the White House and the president. In another Twitter outburst, Trump...

Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist

By Tracie McKinney

Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the trail. You lock eyes with a howler monkey, before he gives a soft grunt and moves higher into the trees....

How the conservative right hijacks religion

By Dr. Mike Sosteric

Democrats are beginning to challenge the Republican grip on the language of religion and faith in the United States. Democrat Sen. Chris Coons, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, recently wrote an essay for The Atlantic,...

Cannabis: Misinformation about CBD can be life-threatening

By Tyler Marshall Et Al

Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction. Another proclaimed: New study finds CBD could curb heroin...

The 'yield curve' is flashing warning signs

More than ten years on from the global financial crisis and economies around the world are still struggling to fully recover. The latest data is not promising. International institutions such as the OECD, IMF and World...

U.S. producer prices rise above expectations in June

19:43 PM| Commentary

U.S. producer prices came in slightly above expectations in June, with the final demand PPI rising 0.1 percent sequentially. On a year-on-year basis, PPI rose 1.8 percent. The core producer prices, which excludes food and...

Euro area’s industrial production rises sequentially in May, production to drop in Q2

18:18 PM| Commentary

Euro areas seasonally adjusted industrial production rose in May. According to the estimates from Eurostat, industrial production rose 0.9 percent sequentially in the month, as compared to the fall of 0.4 percent seen in...

Indian headline inflation accelerates in June on higher food prices

17:10 PM| Commentary

Indian headline inflation accelerated further in June, led by increased food prices but roughly in line with market estimates. On a sequential basis, the consumer price inflation accelerated to 0.63 percent from Mays 0.57...

Chinese trade balance unlikely to rebound in H2 2019, imports to pick up moderately in months ahead

14:08 PM| Commentary

Chinas soft imports in June were led by factors that included weak domestic demand and U.S. control over high-tech exports, in spite of lower base effects. Slow rebound in domestic investment momentum has led to weak...

Singaporean economic growth decelerates sharply in Q2 2019, MAS core inflation likely to ease in coming months

12:51 PM| Commentary

Singaporean economic growth slowed down in the second quarter of 2019 from the first quarter. On a year-on-year basis, the economic growth eased to 0.1 percent from prior quarters 1.1 percent. Todays figures were well...

German bunds slump in line with global debt market after U.S. posts stronger-than-expected June CPI

11:21 AM| Commentary Economy

The German bunds slumped during European session Friday, following the wave of global debt market fall after the United States Treasuries, tracking the better-than-expected rise in the June consumer price inflation (CPI),...

Top Stories

Vital signs: we need those tax cuts now, all of them. The surplus can wait

By Richard Holden - 09:48 AM| Insights & Views Economy

In an enormous week for economic news at the start of the month, parliament passed the governments three-stage personal income tax plan, and the Reserve Bank cut official interest rates to an unprecedented low of 1%. It...

How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai Et Al - 09:58 AM| Insights & Views Technology

Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. Thats a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific...

Anonymous apps risk fuelling cyberbullying but they also fill a vital role

By Killian O'Leary Et Al - 09:59 AM| Insights & Views Technology

When the anonymous social media app YOLO was launched in May 2019, it topped the iTunes downloads chart after just one week, despite the lack of a major marketing campaign. Designed to be used with social network Snapchat,...

Digital Currency Revolution Series: Is PBoC Eyeing on Chinese National Cryptocurrency?

11:15 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) made an announcement ofapprovalfrom the state administrative authority to start working on a national digital currency in order to combat the uncertainty of Libra, as per the...

How much is your data worth to tech companies?

By Samuel Lengen - 06:03 AM| Insights & Views Technology

New proposed legislation by U.S. senators Mark R. Warner and Josh Hawley seeks to protect privacy by forcing tech companies to disclose the true value of their data to users. Specifically, companies with more than 100...

Our brain-computer interfacing technology uses music to make people happy

By Ian Daly Et Al - 06:07 AM| Insights & Views Technology

Whether its the music that was playing on the radio when you met your partner or the first song your baby daughter smiled to, for many of us, music is a core part of life. And its no wonder there is considerable...

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Economy

Australian bonds jump tracking U.S. peer despite tad rise in June employment

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session Thursday tracking a similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries despite a tad higher growth in the countrys employment for the month of June, although unemployment rate...

UK gilts surge after June CPI remains unchanged, meets market estimates

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, released today, remained unchanged from that in May, also meeting market...

German bunds jump despite better-than-expected rise in Eurozone June CPI

The German bunds jumped during European session Wednesday despite a better-than-expected rise in the eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, released early today. The German 10-year bond yields,...

Singapore’s non-oil exports slump more than expected in June, feeblest growth since February 2013

Singapores non-oil exports (NODX) slumped more than expected by 17.3 percent y/y (-7.6 percent m/m sa), as electronics exports plunged 31.9 percent y/y. This is the feeblest NODX growth pace since February 2013, and the...

Fed’s dovish stance provides scope for BI to deliver rate cuts, says Scotiabank

The Federal Reserves dovish stance provides scope for the Bank Indonesia (BI) to deliver rate cuts. Meanwhile, a steady Chinese yuan has cleared the way for the Indonesian central bank to lower its policy rate without...

Politics

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

Science

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Technology

Torrent users are once again easy targets of a malware campaign

Korean drama shows have garnered immense popularity even in regions outside South Korea. Local and international fans often resort to downloading media copies through torrent and pirate sites. This method is illicit...

Some fans still think LeBron James is overrated

Aside from the virtual experience of building their own NBA franchise through the NBA 2K series, video game players and basketball fans care so much about its version of players rankings. The top 20 players of NBA 2K20...

‘The Elder Scrolls 6’ gameplay reveal might not be until 2024

The Elder Scrolls 6 is speculated to come out in 2024 at the earliest. This isnt surprising since Bethesdas manpower is currently being taken by Starfield, a new IP for the studio. But since gameplay reveals or a teaser...

‘Shadowbringers’ director doesn’t want to distract developers with crossover

There are two most talked-about titles within the Final Fantasy franchise currently: Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion. The latter was just released earlier this month, and these...

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ will need every support from its hardcore following

Warcraft 3: Reforged might come out in November, which means that the beta version will be arriving soon. Although nothing has been announced by Blizzard just yet, theres a high chance that the remaster will arrive during...
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