Households feeling the pinch from frozen wages feeds into slower economic growth, and policymakers need to find a solution.
Governments can't undo the technological changes behind frozen wages and rising inequality. The best policy is to invest in education and training to give workers skills of value in the new economy.
An artist’s depiction of a pair of neutron stars colliding.
To better detect gravitational waves, we need to build the quietest and most isolated thing on Earth. And make sure we don't drop those 40kg mirrors.
The theoretical state’s current territory is a satellite the size of a loaf of bread.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
The real question is not so much about how to classify Asgardia – a satellite purporting to be a state – but the idea of human settlements in space in the future.
What’s that on the horizon? Ah yes, renewable energy.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Renewable energy investment is gathering steam throughout the world. Australia's National Energy Guarantee policy should be made agile enough to jump on board, because this runaway train won't stop.
The colorful cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Jupiter's bands are one of its most striking features – and can be seen from Earth – but they only go so deep within the giant planet. Now scientists think they know why.
Felicity Burke/The Conversation
Urban trees are literally made with the help of human breath – they turn the carbon dioxide we breathe out into the building blocks of plant growth. So your local trees have a piece of you inside them.
Gempa dangkal namun kuat yang melanda Lombok telah menyebabkan hancurnya gedung-gedung dan sekitar 100 korban jiwa.
Lombok dan Bali terpapar risiko gempa dan tsunami karena pertemuan lempeng Bumi dan aktivitas lempeng yang menyesar ke utara.
Shallow but powerful earthquakes on Lombok have resulted in around 100 deaths and destroyed buildings.
Caught in the middle: Lombok and Bali are exposed to earthquake and tsunamis risk due to a tectonic plate boundary to the south, but also a unique zone of activity that thrusts to the north.
Photogenic Drawing, 2017,
installation view, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks.
Photo: Nick Kreisler Courtesy of the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
The 2018 Tarrawarra Biennial explores the act of creation itself, dissolving boundaries between mind/body, physical/spiritual, and form/content. But the experience in the gallery is sometimes something of an anti-climax.
Blue-sky thinking? It’s hard to assess the evidence base for the predicted outcomes of the National Energy Guarantee.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
The final design of the National Energy Guarantee promises that the policy will drive down power prices. But there is precious little evidence for this assertion.
Rampasasa people are from Waemulu village, Flores – near Liang Bua where ‘the Hobbit’ fossils were discovered.
Dean Falk, Florida State University
Modern day people of short stature became physically small due to the effects of living on a small island or forested environment. But we're not sure why "the Hobbit" of Flores was so small.
A protest in Melbourne last month to stop the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers Priya and Nadesalingam back to Sri Lanka.
Australian government reports used to determine asylum claims often differ from human rights groups on the current political climate in countries like Sri Lanka.
Automation has replaced workers in mining and industry, including the steelworks at Port Kembla, but most Australians are more worried about jobs going overseas.
Most Australian workers are fairly relaxed about their own job security, but they do worry about the risks of poor management and outsourcing to cheaper labour.
Korupsi di penjara muncul dalam beberapa bentuk.
Menahan koruptor yang memiliki sumber daya keuangan dan pengaruh politik yang sangat besar di dalam penjara bukanlah perkara yang mudah.
Corrupt practices in prison take many forms.
Containing wealthy corruptors in underfunded, understaffed prisons is like putting a grizzly bear in a wobbly bamboo cage designed to hold goats guarded by unskilled shepherds.
Uyghurs protesting against Chinese re-education camps in front of Parliament House in Adelaide this year.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with 'stability maintenance'.
Protest at the Australian embassy in Timor-Leste over the oil and gas revenue-sharing deal between the countries.
Prosecuting whistleblowers has the potential to further shake public confidence in Australia's criminal justice system.
Cutting immigration to Australia will impact the country’s demographic composition, with consequences for the working age population and income tax base.
Politicians across the spectrum have at some point targeted immigration as a contributor to out-of-control population growth. But would reducing, or banning, immigration take pressure off cities?
We need to know gene editing technology is precise before we try to use it to cure diseases.
A new study found the Cas9 gene editing scissors don't stop cutting after we tell them to.
Southern bull kelp can drift huge distances before washing ashore.
A chance discovery of some kelp that floated for 20,000km before washing up on an Antarctic beach has opened up a new chapter in our understanding of the currents that swirl around the Southern Ocean.