The decoy effect is the phenomenon where consumers swap their preference between two options when presented with a third option.
Most pricing structures nudge us to spend more. But there's a particularly cunning type of pricing that can get us to swap our preference from a cheaper to a more expensive option.
Alita: preparing for battle.
20th Century Fox
We have robots that can walk and run but still a long way to go before the technology matches the cybernetic skills in the new science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel.
Technologies such as social media, SMS and tracking apps can be used by abusers to control and harass their partners.
With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.
Those aged 18 to 37 are twice as likely as older workers to have the most negative attitudes about ambiguity.
Generations Y and Z want interesting and novel work, but they lack the skills and confidence required to manage uncertainty when it occurs.
Paper not plastic.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
If they ask, tell them the truth.
Four out of five experts said no.
The big battery has notched up a year in operation, during which it has been widely hailed as a success.
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A year ago, the world's largest lithium-ion battery began dispatching power to South Australia's grid. It has been a remarkable success but there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny
Too much or too little information? The role of a secretary is to get the balance right.
Proceedings at the banking royal commission suggest if it isn't in the minutes of a board meeting, the board didn't consider it. It makes the role of the company secretary critical.
A Townsville City Deal was signed two years ago and the city is now one of Queensland’s ten leaders on smart city performance.
How smart are our cities now? In Queensland, a study of all 78 local government areas reveals major gaps between the ten leading the way in becoming smart cities and the rest of the state.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.
We don't know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it's clear scientists around the world are shocked.
Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
Suspending a student for wagging school likely wouldn’t have the desired punitive effect.
There is conclusive evidence that in most cases, suspension only reinforces negative behaviour.
Most transport resources are being used inefficiently. The Canberra Transport Photo shows the road space required to move 69 people using public transport, bicycles and private motor vehicles.
Cycling Promotion Fund
Blind belief that new technology and disruptive innovation will fix congestion in our cities overlooks the need for strong leadership that supports progressive policy innovation.
Calls to boycott supermarket-branded milk only put greater pressure on the dairy farmers who supply it.
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Calls to boycott supermarket-branded milk are misguided; and a royal commission into treatment of dairy farmers would be money wasted.
Sebuah penelitian telah menunjukkan, misalnya, siswa yang relatif lebih tua dibandingkan rekan-rekan mereka lebih cenderung menjadi pemain olahraga profesional.
Yang menentukan Anda masuk sekolah bukan zodiak Anda tetapi tanggal lahir Anda. Prestasi anak-anak yang lebih tua dari angkatannya cenderung lebih baik.
Young men who subscribe to traditional ideals of manhood are more likely to sexually harass women and bully others.
Many young men still believe in traditional ideals of manhood, including fighting back when pushed, never saying no to sex and maintaining dominance over women.
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Por supuesto que no tiene nada que ver con el signo astrológico, sino más bien con la influencia de la fecha de nacimiento en la decisión de entrar en la escuela. Los niños que son mayores que sus compañeros suelen a tener mejores resultados y mayor autoestima.
A large body of research has shown students who were relatively old among their peers are more likely become professional sports players.
The reason isn't your astrological sign, but rather the role your birth date plays in deciding when you enter school. Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better.
Waking an hour earlier on Monday won’t make you much more dangerous.
Overseas research says putting the clock forward hurts the financial markets. But not in Australia, according to a real-world study along the Queensland-NSW border.
Social media sensation Christiaan Van Vuuren (left) on the Logie Awards red carpet last year alongside Irish actress Valene Kane and TV host Matt Okine.
Social media entertainers are creative, entrepreneurial and masters at building the communities that support them. But regulations currently under review could strangle this nascent industry.