Generally once a fortnight, someone at home will place the recycling bin out for a truck to drive past and empty your bin.
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Magnets, air blowers, centrifuges, crushers: your recyclables go through a lot before they get turned into something else.
Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school.
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Advocates of gun control may despair in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but the history of government support for the gun industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
Members of a North Korean delegation cheer while holding the unified Korea flag at the pairs figure skating free program at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
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The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn't treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
Barnaby Joyce is now on a week’s leave.
The two-party vote has the Coalition trailing Labor 47-53%, compared with 48-52% a fortnight ago.
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Interest runs the financial world, but it's banned under Islamic law. In this comic explainer, Mamiza Haq explains how Islamic finance works and the problems arising as the conventional and Islamic finance worlds collide.
Much of the interest in Russia centres around its experienced and skilled political leader in Vladimir Putin, speaking here with Donald Trump.
Russia is a major global power in outlook and reach, locked in a values-based confrontation with the West. But it still lacks all elements of a developed superpower.
Bank branch employees featured in the Australian Bankers’ Association national advertising campaign.
The Australian Banking Association says 'nearly 80% of bank profits go straight back to shareholders', the majority of whom are 'everyday Australians'. Is that right?
A forensic photograph featured in the film Unnatural Deaths.
courtesy NSW Police
Bereaved families strive to comprehend that there is nothing they could have done to prevent the death of their loved one. Viewing the crime-and-accident scene images can offer a path to healing.
Every woman and her disease are different, and each will respond in her own way to different types of foods.
There's some logic in eating and avoiding certain foods if you have endometriosis. And there are some studies that confirm this logic, but then others seem to refute it. And everyone is unique too.
Functional, yes. Possibly clean, too. But most of our public toilets aren’t inviting.
Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to go to unless we have to. What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?
Oysters can do a lot more than they’re given credit for.
Oysters aren't just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia's once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.
Humans and robots can work together to create jobs for the future.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
Jarryd Hughes has won Australia’s first medal in the snowboard cross event at a Winter Olympics.
Snowboard cross has the highest incidence of injury during competition among the snowboarding disciplines.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.
The study examined more than 100 interactions and found that when airline staff were effusive in their apologies it actually diminished their ability to be efficient problem solvers.
Traditional customer service is struggling as consumers solve problems online and expect options in person.
The Barnaby Joyce saga has been an example of ‘shake-the-tree’ journalism at its worst.
Media reporting of the Barnaby Joyce affair would have been so much better if journalists had established substantial public-interest justifications before breaking the story.
Keeping the lights on has always been a stormy issue in South Australia.
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Two decades ago, the then SA premier, John Olsen, defied a campaign promise and announced plans to privatise the state's electricity industry. It's been a high-voltage issue ever since.
We need to measure the volatile compounds that waft off the products in our homes and offices.
A surprising study published in Science found that as fuel emissions drop, consumer products are playing a larger role in air pollution.