The 2016 election is a contest between two of the most unpopular major party presidential candidates in America’s history. On one hand, former US senator and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, wife…
The first presidential debate was marked by interruptions from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Conversation's experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
News delivery via social media is based on a business model that exploits our need for self-validation.
Changes in news media distribution and the impartiality of news sources provide good reason to be concerned. However, digital inequality is not the way to understand or measure it.
The final poll prior to 2012 Election Day had Mitt Romney in the lead.
US bank Wells Fargo was hit with a record fine after sales-driven staff opened thousands of accounts customers never asked for.
Sales incentives must change to ensure service is rewarded over targets.
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The last time Utah gave its Electoral College votes to a Democratic presidential candidate was 1964. This was also the last time the Republican Party nominated a nationalist candidate who was unpalatable…
Gravitational waves are produced by some of the most extreme events in the universe.
The OzGRav Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery will enable Australian researchers to be at the forefront of gravitational wave astronomy.
US TV-style ‘interventions’ aren’t the answer.
Ice increases the risks of psychosis, violence and impulsivity, and decreases emotional control. So what can families really do?
The issue of child poverty and its links to housing costs are not widely acknowledged in Australia.
Income poverty statistics tell us relatively little about why Australian children live in poverty, or how to alleviate it. But housing plays a critical part in the problem.
New RBA changes could mean SME’s can’t rely on commercial credit cards to pay suppliers and wait out long payment terms with big business.
If the RBA includes commercial credit cards in new caps on interchange fees, small to medium enterprises might not be able to use them as a source of finance.
A price on carbon introduced by the Labor government, dubbed the “carbon tax”, was more effective at motivating big emitters to act, compared to the current Direct Action plan.
New research has found that carbon intensive companies have lost focus on reducing emissions under Direct Action, when compared with the carbon tax.
Susan Alberti (left) and Debbie Lee were pivotal to the formation of the national women’s AFL competition.
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Change Agents: Establishing a national women’s football league.
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Andrew Dodd talks to Susan Alberti and Debbie Lee about their fight to overcome prejudice and establish a national women's AFL competition.
Wearable technology can help motivate children to exercise.
Fitbit and other wearable technology are good for keeping track of your personal fitness. But should they be used by school children?
For Australia, the US election should provide an opportunity to rethink defence relationships, especially as they relate to nuclear weapons.
Is Australia's reliance on nuclear defence agreements keeping us on the wrong side of history?
Seymour Papert lectures on LOGO, computers and education.
Seymour Papert's vision has helped computers become widespread in education today, and gave birth to the movement to teach children to program.
Tracking what you stop to pay attention to and what you ‘don’t see’ can tell us a lot about what might be going on inside your mind.
Eye-tracking technology helps us understand how people interact with their environment. This can improve policy and design, but can also be a tool for surveillance and control.
The first thing is that the term entrepreneurship means different things to different people. So the starting point of any discussion is to agree not to use the term. People often mean start-ups – new…
The thrust of contemporary migration policy is not towards settlement but temporariness, not towards belonging but contingency.
Temporary migrants are excluded from the benefits and rights of Australian citizenship. Is such immigration policy compatible with Australia's democratic principles and values?
Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady were both instrumental in the creation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Andrew Dodd talks to Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady about their role in setting up the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Bone-marrow transplants to treat leukaemia are one of the miniscule number of stem-cell treatments that have a strong evidence base.
Australians clinics are offering stem-cell-based anti-ageing and cosmetic therapies that have not been clinically tested. Here's what we need to do to ensure consumers don't get ripped off, or worse.