Air could come rushing out of the housing market all at once.
The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble quickly. Here's how.
With the Democrats favoured to win back the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, that makes impeachment of Trump more likely, right?
If the Democrats get close to retaking the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the odds of impeachment are high. But the Senate remains problematic.
Kurt Lambeck’s work has been vital for developing GPS systems we all rely on for navigation.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear
The 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were awarded at Canberra's Parliament House on October 17. Along with the top prize, life science, physics, innovation and teaching were recognised.
Paul Signac, ‘Leaving the Port of Marseille’ 1906/7 oil on canvas, 46 x 55.2 cm, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Inv GE 6524.
Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin.
In the early 20th century, two families of collectors brought the best of modern French art to Russia. Many of their paintings - including works by Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne - can now be seen in Sydney.
Determining the structure of the DNA was the beginning of the gene therapy journey.
Once genetic lesions for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and haemophilia were identified, the idea of replacing or correcting defective genes grew into what we now call "gene therapy".
Wittelsbacherplatz, June 2018, Munich, Germany.
Image: Christian Tietz
What exactly is the 'built environment'?And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?
Amazon has lifted its lowest pay rate to US$15 an hour.
Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.
If someone has a fear of dogs, a therapist might try to reframe their beliefs to ones such as: ‘most dogs are friendly’
A recent study found that half of patients who had therapy to help them cope with painful memories had a relapse four years later. So, is there a way to erase unwanted memories for good?
Price discrimination is when a seller charges you what you’re willing to pay.
If you check a website multiple times for a flight on a specific date, the seller might assume this is the only date you're interested in and increase the price on offer.
Who doesn’t love a good hug?
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There's a good reason to seek out a hug. Research shows having a hug can help you deal better with any disagreements or arguments you encounter in life.
People with mental illness as well as an intellectual disability find it harder to receive sufficient NDIS supports.
People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental ill health than the rest of the population, so NDIS can be doubly relevant.
There is a great appetite for digital connectivity among people in remote communities.
It's the people most dependent on social services, who are least able to easily transition into the digital age.
Many carers of people with disability face barriers to paid employment.
The NDIS aims to help people with disability live more independently. It was hoped this would reduce carers' responsibilities and allow them more time to work. But evidence shows this hasn't happened.
Even the slightest touch of a D. moroides leaf can cause excruciating pain. An intense stinging, burning pain is felt immediately, then intensifies, reaching a peak after 20 – 30 minutes.
Marina Hurley, Author provided
Depending on the species, touching a stinging tree can be like 30 wasp stings at once or being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time.
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Hay tal variedad de somníferos que es difícil saber cuáles son fiables. Aquí una guía.
As extreme weather events, like Hurricane Florence, become more common it is time to ask what it will take for the world to finally tackle climate change. Encouragingly, there may be a historical precedent: Victoria London’s handling of the ‘Great Stink’, where growth had turned the River Thames into an open sewer.
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As climate extremes mount, let's reflect on Victorian London's 'Great Stink' sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.
Royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne is presiding over an inquiry that will cast a very long shadow.
AAP Image/Fairfax media, Eddie Jim
The banking royal commission's most enduring legacy might be the cancer of too much caution throughout the financial services sector.
The Flock Bronzewing is an inland species that is vulnerable to drought. Those vulnerabilities are heightened in an era of climate change and increased risks from feral predators.
Australian wildlife can generally cope with drought, but they're not prepared for the combination of people, introduced animals, and no water.
Boys and girls perform about the same in STEM at school so why the gender gap later in life?
Large gaps in the representation of women in science careers later in life are not due to lack of ability in the classroom.
Driving conditions that don’t require frequent use of vehicle controls, but do require constant vigilance for hazards, can reduce driver alertness.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.