Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed stands in his friend’s clothing shop he helps out with in Clarkston, Georgia.
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Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
You create a lot of healthcare data during your life. What happens after it?
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
Declining home ownership among young people has implications for their long-term financial wellbeing and indeed for the retirement income system.
HILDA survey results show home ownership among young people is declining, as mortgage debt almost doubles for the same age group.
Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
Display of Colombia’s main export countries on the “Globe of Economic Complexity” application provided by The Center for International Development (CID), Harvard University
CID, Harvard University
Can open data change the world? We looked beyond the hype to find out.
Increasing access to health data and more readily available analytical tools offer some opportunities to tackle the ever-growing rates of obesity.
Enshrining the need for planning healthy built environments in legislation will help ensure the fundamental role planners have to play in facilitating healthy lifestyles.
Timing your call can be crucial to fend off frustration.
A couple of months isn’t enough to say the housing market is cooling.
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The housing market is too volatile to look at prices alone. If you want to understand the housing market you need to look at the wider economy.
The future of citizenship is more distributed, interactive and local than dealing with central government through new technology. That may be sad news for those who wish to interact with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in virtual reality if not in person.
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The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
Should we trust what they say?
Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015.
AP Photo/Emrah Gurel
Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
Cybersecurity jargon can be intimidating, but it needn’t be.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
Businesses struck by ransomware have to make some hard decisions.
Movies tell us that paying a ransom means the bad guys win, but in the real world it's not that simple.
Both paid and unpaid apps can track your data. The apps pictured may not - but it’s hard to know which do and which don’t.
Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
With the right algorithm, scientists can detect how you feel through your Facebook posts.
Advertisers want to know how you feel online through a process known as sentiment analysis, but it still has its limitations.
Data from what we download and listen to can now be mined to create and promote future songs.
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Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
Detection dog Pepin, with his trainer, Megan Parker, on the search for scat © Sarah Durant.
Cheetah’s rarity and elusiveness poses a problem for conservationists who need to know where they still persist, and whether their numbers are increasing or decreasing.
The “WannaCrypt” malware has disrupted vital infrastructure in countries around the world.
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"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
Five thousand people on Newstart or Youth Allowance may be targeted for a drug test trial.
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The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
In sub Saharan Africa causes of death, such as suicide, have been neglected.
Understanding controversial suicide death estimates in Mozambique is challenging due to a lack of readily available data.