“Aitch” or “Haitch”? It’s long been a point of contestation among English speakers.
Felicity Burke/The Conversastion with apologies to Dr. Suess
An unspoken class war has long been waged around the pronounciation of the letter "h" - is it haitch or aitch? Despite a snobbish leaning to the latter, haitch makes more sense.
Very wet weather is likely to persuade many regular cyclists and walkers to travel instead by car if they can. This is Bondi Junction after a storm hit Sydney.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can't change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
Plants and trees cool themselves and the surrounding environment like this building in Paris, France.
Greening cities have a huge impact. The trees go beyond just lowering temperatures. They help decrease the demand for indoor cooling like air-conditioners saving money.
Do you know who has the rights to access your digital data? And who might be interested in acquiring that information?
West Point-US Military Academy/Flickr
Sooner or later, China will recognise the value of digital assets. This adds to the urgency of citizens ensuring they control the data trails that tell the world what they think and do.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on April 6 and 7.
Toby Melville/Lucas Jackson/Reuters
The US-China summit is not just a bilateral matter. Countries around the word are closely watching the interaction between a retreating great power and an emerging one.
The singling out of tobacco giant Philip Morris raises questions about how Australia goes about forming trade deals.
The arbitrary treatment of comapnies like Philip Morris is unsettling and does not engender confidence – two basic ingredients required in trade and investment.
We could be witnessing the beginning of globalisation going in reverse.
Seven countries in the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership hail from the Asia Pacific.
Security and economic interests, in the guise of the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (seven of which hail from the Asia-Pacific), are causing anxiety among US friends and allies.
We asked our experts to appraise the political and policy performances of the federal cabinet and shadow cabinet.
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. L'avenir de l'Arabie Saoudite n'est pas net.
Sous l'influence de la baisse des cours du pétrole, l'économie des pays du Moyen-Orient se modifie en profondeur.
Viewed through human activities, the Internet is becoming ever more heterogeneous as more non-Western populations get online.
Mapping Web usage shows a new picture of the Internet, one without its core in the West, but rather a mosaic of online regional cultures that mirror offline regional cultural identities.
Australia’s approach to trade policy is more thoughtful and calculating than it is given credit for by sections of the media, academia and the public who object to current negotiations.
Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is the first article in the…
Brain drain has been a continuing problem in many developing countries for several decades. China is no exception. According to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, there were more than…