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New plastic banknotes pose a challenge to forensic scientists that clever chemistry can solve.
Volunteers clean up after Hurricane Sandy.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
Legal tender no more?
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The notes in your pocket say they're legal tender for all debts public and private. Are they lying?
Time to make room for a new face.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
Not our natural habitat. Risk and money go hand in hand.
The desire to fritter away our pay packet on the roll of a dice may not be hardwired at all. So where does it come from?
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The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
Bernie Sanders supporters line up in California.
The RNC and DNC are indifferent to young voters -- and the young voters are returning the favor.
Restricting the tax offsets for investing in start-ups to just those with plenty of money will hurt entrepreneurs.
The government should be encouraging informal investors to put their money into start-ups, not barring them from tax offsets that encourage them to do so.
The usual suspects.
The British do love a scientist on their money, as RBS's new choice of Mary Somerville for the £10 confirms. Is it time we thought out of the box?
What motivates kids?
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
If bitcoins exist only in computers, do they really exist?
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Money used to be backed by something of real value such as gold or silver. Bitcoins and other digital currencies will sever that link forever.
The National Bank of Austria, the most recent example of central bank nationalisation.
The continued ownership of shares in central banks by private investors may be a superfluous relic but it enhances governance and adds to the transparency and accountability of central banks.
Artists and satirists have long played around with currency. With fiscal uncertainty only on the up, artsy cash is becoming more and more prevalent.
Money is much more than just bank notes and coins issued by central banks.
The misguided belief that banks create money out of nothing has generated public anger with organisations and individuals calling for an overhaul of the system and an end to money creation by banks.
In short supply.
An 11% reduction in the number of ATMs in Chile has been a nightmare for the majority of the country's citizens.
They’re waterproof and tough – not to mention colourful – but plastic notes were developed for their unforgeability.
Welcome to CSIRO Inventions, a series looking at the discoveries and innovations borne from Australia’s national science agency. In this first instalment, we outline the story behind the plastic money…
I sent a friend request so I’m pretty sure this is OK.
Facebook has been on a shopping spree in 2014. It’s looking to buy a drone company so it can bring the internet and Facebook to the remaining 6 billion people on Earth who aren’t already using it, and…
Doesn’t matter which way you fold it.
How important, if at all, is having more money for our happiness and well-being? Unsurprisingly this question stimulates a lot of opinion and debate. But are people accurate in their predictions about…
3D printed hat - just the thing for Melbourne Cup.
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The future of 3D printing is firming up as it moves from do-it-yourself tinkerers to key players selling complete consumer solutions. This shift brings important ecological and socio-economic implications…
Wanting things can make you happier than purchasing them straight away.
The fact that that money can’t buy you happiness is generally well accepted. Happiness, it appears, is more about meaning and satisfaction than the acquisition of more stuff. But money isn’t all bad. It…