Not enough packaging is finding its way to recycling centres.
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Too much recyclable packaging is still finding its way into landfill - and plastic is the biggest culprit, with two-thirds going unrecovered, according to a new analysis.
Kim Jong-un is hardly taken seriously by the foreign press.
Research shows the news media often reproduce metaphors that frame North Korea as dangerous, provocative, irrational, secretive, impoverished and totalitarian.
Fresh produce at a market in Blantyre, Malawi.
Across Africa less than 10% of the population is connected to a sewer system. But the waste could be used elsewhere.
Power imbalances are doing far more to change the way we work than are apps.
Businesses and workers are at the mercy of mega-corporations.
A new report concludes companies like Facebook – headed up by Mark Zuckerberg – should not be allowed to consider themselves ahead of and beyond the law.
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Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Good economic times have allowed us to become complacent, meaning conditions are ripe.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
The Frank Gehry designed UTS business school, in Ultimo, Sydney. It is possible to teach ethics.
In trying to be values-free (like physics & chemistry), business schools have succeeded in justifying amoral behaviour. No more! We've seen the results in the Banking Royal Commission.
China is broadcasting to more than 1 billion people in several different languages, while Australia sits on its soft power reviews.
Soft power is a country's ability to gain influence through attraction. Australia's soft power in the Pacific began waning when it axed the Australia Network in 2014. And China is filling the gap.
Sex should never hurt.
Sex isn't always straightforward – especially not when you first start 'doing it'. If you experience pain 'down there' after sex, you may need to have a medical checkup.
If children enjoy sport, they’re more likely to continue to play over a lifetime.
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Be careful before you rush your kids into so-called "talent identification" sports programs – you might be putting a whole lifetime of enjoyable exercise at risk.
Police informers are critical to the gathering of criminal intelligence.
A barrister may report confidential client communications to police where their client has threatened the safety of another person, but going beyond such discrete instances is ethically fraught.
Migrant workers break apart blocks of pressed plastic bottles at a recycling plant in Thailand.
Since China stopped accepting Australia's recyclable plastic, the majority of exported plastic waste is now going to developing nations in South East Asia.
We could see even sharper divisions in society in the future if support for racism spreads online.
Both organised groups and unaffiliated individuals spread racist hate online, but they use different channels, have different goals and use different strategies to achieve them.
What if we reserved our highest awards for people who did more than their jobs?
The highest awards go to people who do their jobs. We could be giving them to people who do more.
Mary Jane Cain (centre) with granddaughters Miley Barker and Molly Chatfield and her great niece Josephine.
The sun dancin' : people and place Coonabarabran (Aboriginal Studies Press, 1994)
In the late 1880s, Gomeroi woman Mary Jane Cain began petitioning Britain for land rights. A matriarch and Queen to her people, she recovered 600 acres that became home to displaced Aboriginal families.
The gas industry of the future could manufacture and deliver renewable fuels, rather than mining and processing natural gas.
A new pathway for the global energy transition shows how the world can meet the Paris Agreement's 1.5C warming goal without relying on carbon capture and storage, by creating a renewable gas industry.
Vinnies is not a dumping ground for your rubbish.
Dumping your closet debris on a charity shop just means giving volunteers the cost of sorting out your landfill.
Belum banyak tenaga kesehatan yang menggunakan data ponsel untuk membuat keputusan medis.
Apabila Anda membawa gawai ke mana-mana, data yang terekam dapat digunakan untuk membuat gambaran yang menyeluruh mengenai kesehatan Anda–dan mengirim peringatan apabila kesehatan Anda memburuk.
A lunar base would likely be built using prefabricated parts in combination with large scale 3D printing.
Can China build a lunar base? Absolutely. Can human beings survive on the Moon and other planets for the long term? The answer to that is less clear.
Gillette’s ‘the best a man can get’ campaign exemplifies a new type of corporate political activism.
Gillette’s controversial advertisement is an important sign the #metoo movement has changed the global zeitgeist.