UK politics is no longer a political tango for two, as this party leaders' debate illustrated.
Voters in the UK are again looking beyond the traditional two-party system and look set to put paid to a famous proposition of political science.
The economic cost of workplace injury and death equals about 4% of the world’s gross domestic product.
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Work has a very important role in health and well-being but it can also be a major risk factor for poor health, disability, and even death.
Choosing a mobile phone shouldn’t be this hard.
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Behavioural economics offers some solutions to the problem of too much choice, but will only work if consumers feel they can make their own decisions.
Recent extreme rains such as those that hit Sydney recently are actually decreasing, but extreme rain in summer is going up.
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Extreme rainfall in Sydney is increasing - but only in summer, potentially leading to more flash floods in the city.
Belle Gibson didn’t cure her cancer with whole goods – but the outraged response to the deception shows that moral norms still prevail.
We must ask ourselves how healthy it is to publicly shame a vulnerable person and what the right balance is between culpability and a sense of care and generosity to those who have done the wrong thing.
Wheat ready for harvest in New South Wales. But how to increase production using the same areas of land?
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The world's population is set to double by the end of the century. But there is only so much land available for food production.
Families cross the Euphrates River seeking the relative safety of Baghdad as Islamic State fighters advance with the goal of creating such violence that people turn from the government to any force capable of restoring peace.
Islamic State is a project built on solid foundations by jihadist theorists with decades of experience. The savagery of terrorism precedes the next stage of a caliphate that delivers longed-for order.
Words such as ‘remote’ and ‘communities’ are often employed – but we’re talking about people’s homes.
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Up to 150 'communities' in 'remote' Australia are threatened with closure. But do such terms put a gloss on what is, in reality, the closure of people's homes?
The recent wild weather dumped more than 100 mm of rain on Sydney in a day.
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The recent wild weather that lashed New South Wales has been described as 'once-in-a-century'. But how often does it really happen?
Struggling to separate your Future Funds from your forward estimates?
If you've ever felt bamboozled by the reams of information released in the federal budget, this simple how-to guide should help.
A refugee displays an image of one of his three children who drowned when the boat on which the family fled the war in Syria sank in the Mediterranean.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Researchers appear to be stuck in a tug-of-war over the causes of the current levels of obesity.
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
IBM has pioneered P-TECHs.
P-TECHs provide a much-needed pathway for students who don't want to go to university.
Not everyone has access to the internet, even today.
There are still many Australians who don't have regular access to the internet. We must do more to bridge the digital divide and accommodate a diversity of technologies.
A crack in a road near Kathmandu caused by the earthquake.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday was caused by the same forces that built the Himalayas, and science is helping predict where the next quake might strike.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is the English Premier League’s most abused player on social media, according to a new report.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
If an Uber X customer is injured in an accident they may not always be covered by an insurer.
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When a transaction is between two individuals, consumer rights are less clear, but it doesn't mean all rights are lost.
Rescue workers looking for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
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The recovery effort is now underway after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal. The challenge will be to rebuild a stronger nation.
The genetic modification of humans make many people feel very uncomfortable.
The first case of genetically engineering a human embryo to cure a congenital disease is a technical breakthrough but raises troubling ethical questions.
Indonesia’s anti-drug policy that enforces the death penalty for drug traffickers is in line with international law.
International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. But Indonesia should maintain its tough anti-drug stance.
Forget the doom and gloom about the humanities: employment and research in the sector continues to rise.
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There's plenty of hand-wringing about the humanities being in crisis – but is that actually the case? In Australia, the sector is thriving, and policy should be made on that basis.
Rather than an unfortunate but unavoidable side effect of economic advance, increased inequality that results from rent-seeking is arguably cancerous.
Our policy-makers know perfectly well how to reduce inequality and tackle political favouritism. The question is, will this federal budget even try?
Agriculture remains a major employer in Australia but the challenges of competition, food security and climate change are on the horizon.
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As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?
Shell Necklace, Displayed at the Great Exhibition, London, 1851. Maireener shell and fibre. Oyster Cove, Tasmania, before 1851
© The Trustees of the British Museum.
It hovers uneasily between being a fine-art exhibition showing the diversity and sheer visual and sociocultural potency of contemporary Australian visual art practice, and an older-style ethnographic survey.