Greek voters have to choose between unfathomable consequences or ongoing misery. Some choice.
A famed game theory parable involving mutually assured destruction explains the Greek debt crisis and could explain the outcome of the Greek referendum this Sunday.
What is the position of the “average Greek” in the coming referendum?
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The Greeks are being asked to vote on whether they want further austerity measures. But the impact of the crisis is also being felt on Greek-Australian diaspora.
Our individual happiness, the quality of our relationships and community well-being are closely interconnected.
We now know that we cannot spend our way to happiness nor pursue it as an individual goal. It turns out that happiness is built on the foundations of good relationships and broad well-being.
Game theory has a fascinating connection with poker.
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Game theory - making the best decision based on predicting those of others - is connected with both poker and George Orwell.
Housing has become just another investment asset - but the consequences are unsettling.
The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no longer be concealed. Seven leading Australian academics say this 10 point plan can help fix housing affordability.
Australian cities are increasingly building up rather than building out.
Speaking with: Hazel Easthope on high density living and design.
Higher density housing provides unique challenges that make the mix of design, build and social considerations all the more important in creating sustainable and enjoyable living environments.
The cheapest and most efficient means of conducting clinical trials lies in outsourcing to the ‘developing’ world.
On Human Experiments – As demand grows for newer and better drugs for an expanding range of conditions, so too does the need for clinical testing.
Usain Bolt surprisingly synchronised his steps with Tyson Gay (left) when he broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2009.
Synchronising his steps with the next fastest runner may have helped Usain Bolt win the world record in the 100 metre sprint.
Don’t worry, the risk of catching these diseases can usually be mitigated by washing your hands.
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Household pets are often a great source of joy and have positive effects on our mental well-being. For most of us, this outweighs the risk of coming into contact with the bugs they may carry.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume.
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One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.
The main strategy of Modi’s economic advisers in the first year has been to treat the Indian economy as the proverbial elephant in the room.
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Mindful of the short attention span of voters, Modi's economic advisers have been careful to avoid selling economic policy as the answer to India's problems.
We need to start teaching maths and science as early as possible to get the most benefit.
Compulsory maths and science in years 11 and 12 will have a lasting benefit, but we need to boost the skills of teachers and start teaching science even earlier.
Captain America was one of several nationalistic superheroes created during the Second World War era.
Speaking with Jason Dittmer on superheroes and fascism.
America's flirtations with fascism in the 1930s and the influence of the Second World War gave rise to nationalistic, quasi-fascist superheroes who are still relevant and popular today.
Selling students short comes at an important time for higher education in Australia: funding uncertainties and questions over academic standards have never been more pronounced.
Richard Hil’s Selling Students Short: Why You Won’t Get the Education You Deserve is a timely exposé of the difficult conditions facing students at Australia’s increasingly corporatised universities.
Most of the developed world provides longer paid parental leave than Australia.
New and expectant parents are among the biggest losers in this year's budget. From July 2016 primary carers will lose access to government paid parental leave if their workplace also provides leave.
Record-low interest rates could further inflate the housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
While policies such as negative gearing have helped middle to high income earners own property, they have also locked low income earners out of the market and created an unequal housing sector.
The International Space Station is a multi-nation effort to keep in orbit around Earth.
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In our efforts to keep peace in space we could learn much from the US-Russian relationship on the International Space Station.
Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is the English Premier League’s most abused player on social media, according to a new report.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh have said their multinational tax package will make big firms pay their fair share.
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The tax package recently announced by the Federal Labor party is clearly well intentioned but it misses the point about multinationals paying their fair share.
Ice-cream that understands PMS?
Premenstrual stress (PMS) runs the gamut of minor inconvenience to severe life-disrupting distress. So is the packaging for a range of “ice-cream that understands PMS” created by a 21-year-old American…