Ever wondered how the US president is actually elected? Here is a basic guide to the electoral college system.
Stuart Morris QC (left) and Leonie Hemingway (formerly Leonie Burke) led the Labor and Liberal governments’ attempts at reforming local government.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Stuart Morris and Leonie Hemingway about their successes and failures on the road to reforming Victoria's local government.
Culture and family can play an important role in whether you can pay off your mortgage, new research shows.
People from South East Asian countries are less likely to default on their mortgages because of a culture of financial assistance from families, new research shows.
Despite popular opinion and the rhetoric of equality, the American electorate is highly divided along lines of race and gender. This makes it relatively easy to make accurate election predictions. Examining…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants Australia to be more innovative, but the loss of its car manufacturing industry could have the opposite effect.
The collapse of the car manufacturing industry will require more investment in R&D and technological innovation to ensure Australia doesn't fall behind.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said the presidential election is rigged, and the only way he will lose will be if it is stolen from him. Trump is not known for his measured temperament, nor for rational thinking…
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the direction of the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and fitness to lead.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
ANZ has already struck a deal with Apple for its contactless payment system but now four other banks are arguing the company is making competition difficult.
The competition in Australia's contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
Most patients with Rapunzel syndrome present to doctors with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely rare medical condition where hairs the person has eaten become tangled and trapped in their stomach.
Australia has some of the world’s best ocean energy resources.
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Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
Today we heard a tape of Donald Trump making extremely lewd and crude remarks about women. What astounds me more is that all of a sudden some media commentators and politicians are acting as though these…
The closure of the Ford casting plant in Geelong signifies a loss of manufacturing loss and possibly a bigger loss to society.
The closure of the car manufacturing plants in Australia is a sad loss of knowledge and jobs that will be difficult to replace.
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This year marks the 30th birthday of .au domains. We've come a long way but there's big change ahead.
Republican Mike Pence won today’s VP debate. We know this because the Republican National Committee tweeted it an hour before the debate actually began.
Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev was the first to appear before a parliamentary committee inquiring into the practices of the big four banks.
When the cash rate increases, lending rates shoot up like rockets, but when the opposite occurs they go down like feathers.
Oprah’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race was arguably the most successful celebrity endorsement in history.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
The purported medical effects of curcumin have a long history, going back at least to the 18th century.
There is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Open-source code can be a literal lifesaver.
When lives are at stake, there's no time for secrecy. Just publish the code.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is encouraging Australian firms to invest in R&D like their international counterparts.
The tax system is only one of several ways R&D can and should be incentivised.
False colour image of Mercury taken by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. Without a hot central core this should be a geologically dead world yet recent images suggest it’s still active.
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A tectonically active world means Mercury might share another feature with Earth, Mercury-quakes!