Eskom power lines. South Africa’s power utility may be in a much weaker financial position than generally appreciated.
A closer look into the latest financial numbers of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, suggest that it may be in a more vulnerable position than appreciated.
Worth the risk?
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
Australian company directors need to be aware of climate risks in their decision-making.
Company directors who ignore or don't properly asses climate related risks could be found liable for breaching their duty of care.
Companies have been caught off guard by campaigns to divest from fossil fuels.
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity.
The Australian Prudential Regulation should be put up for a capability review.
Just when we all thought that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) had already won the race to be most ineffective regulator of the year, up pops the Australian Prudential Regulation…
The RBA noted the forecast large increases in supply in some inner-city apartment markets as a concerning risk.
There are still a number of factors pointing to the risk in Australia's housing market that the Reserve Bank hasn't noted in its latest risk analysis.
A bit of prosciutto as part of a well-balanced diet is not going to do you much harm.
Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
Now’s the time to think about what we’re getting into with neurotechnologies.
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How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
Increased requirements from APRA could have been a good thing for Australia’s big four banks.
Australia's big four banks are managing risk well, this could be contributing to their strong performance.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Our growing dependency on satellites for all forms of communication has made the problem of space weather even more acute.
He’s certainly thinking big….
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The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.
Finding a balance.
Weighing up the costs and benefits in a dangerous world.
Welcome to the future….
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A list of 10 new technologies poised to transform our lives provides a chance to think about any related risks sooner than later. Reconceptualizing "value" changes what responsible development means.
But always gamble responsibly...
Eventing is a sport enjoyed by many Australians, but what are the risks?
How dangerous really is horse riding and sports like eventing? While there are risks, they can be managed, especially if we learn to understand horses better.
Could this become a regular occurance?
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
Vantablack is the darkest pigment ever – thanks to carbon nanotubes.
Two very similar new carbon nanotube products, released eight years apart, provoked very different reactions. What's changed about the way we consider nanotechnology risks and benefits?
Shattered windows after multiple explosions at a Brussels airport in Zaventem.
The deadly terror attack in Brussels raises the issue of safety and security at airports. But this is more about our approach to risk in any areas where people are known to gather.
Before and after the Oso landslide in 2014.
Landslide researchers continue to learn more about how and where these events occur. It's trickier to figure out how to minimize potential damage to human communities from future landslides.