Hurricane Sandy was a turning point on views about climate change, but the effect doesn’t trump political views.
Despite what some climate advocates think, extreme weather events do little to sway Americans' political views on climate change.
CSIRO still needs to focus on preventing the impact of climate change, such as drought, in Australia.
Any shift in the focus of climate change research at CSIRO should look at how to stop the problem and reduce its impact on Australia.
All rhetorical techniques are designed to enhance one of the three pillars of communication: ethos, logos and pathos.
We all use rhetorical structures. But, unless we're skilled in their use, as politicians and advertisers clearly are, we don't necessarily grasp their full manipulative power.
Trees take more planning than you might think.
Planting more trees in our cities is a good idea, but we need to remember to plan ahead for conditions those trees might encounter when they mature in half a century's time.
The global sharemarket volatility will weigh on Reserve Bank board members as they consider interest rates.
Not everyone gets the corner office.
The fact that ambition, competence and interpersonal skills are not well correlated could explain why many managers struggle.
Islamic State propaganda lures both friends and foes into disproportionately focusing on the group’s strengths and overlooking its weakness.
Islamic State uses propaganda to coax its enemies into misguided politico-military and strategic communications efforts.
Record global temperatures, driven by El Nino, contributed to devastating fires in Australia.
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2015 was the world's hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
The massive financial and managerial distraction created by Masters has left Woolworths little time and money to focus on its core grocery business.
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La création dans un accélérateur de particules d’éléments chimiques « superlourds » qui n’existent pas dans la nature passionne les scientifiques. Quatre viennent d’être découverts. D’autres suivront.
China’s sharemarket troubles hang over Western bourses.
Market "hiccups" are painful for western markets, but a good sign of the internationalisation of Renminbi.
How can we keep teachers in the job?
The only way to retain good teachers is to change the way schools operate at a systemic level.
Australia’s current tax system favours excessive spending on homes.
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There is an alternative tax approach that would make for a more just society.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
The expanding periodic table of elements.
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They might only last for a fraction of a second but four new elements have finally won their place in the periodic table. The hunt is now on to find even more.
Stronger laws make for happy dogs.
People who expose wrongdoing – whether it's cruelty against animals or corporate misconduct – deserve better protection and even financial incentives to do the right thing, as the US has shown.
The journey to detention on Manus Island (pictured) and Nauru has its origins in 1990 cabinet discussions of asylum seeker policy.
The logic of the policy changes initiated by the Hawke government in mid-1990 has underpinned asylum-seeker policy for much of the quarter-century since.
Hawke said his government passed more legislation in 1990 and 1991 than any other since federation.
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While the press at the time focused on what Keating called “the Punch and Judy show”, cabinet papers reveal that the fourth Hawke government was working at an astonishing pace at reforms still felt today.
Might the sun set on this technology before it’s even taken off?
Solar panels and roads — combining them just makes sense to help meet our clean energy needs, right? Maybe not quite.
In many important areas of Australia’s system of government, much is determined by unwritten rules – or what we call ‘constitutional conventions’.
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Australia’s Constitution sets the ground rules for its system of government. But many things one might expect to be in the Constitution are simply not there.