British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
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The government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
An artist’s rendering of how the first stars in the universe may have looked.
N.R. Fuller, National Science Foundation
Signals from the first stars to form in the universe have been picked up by a table-sized detector in a west Australian desert. The find also hints at an early interaction with dark matter.
For universities to produce employable graduates, they need to work collaboratively with industry partners in educating their students.
To make graduates employable and close the training gap, we need to strengthen links to industry and pay attention to the changing needs of businesses.
Myer’s place in the marketplace, and in the mind of the consumer, remains unclear.
What is lacking is Myer's heritage, and the need for this to be carefully reframed and updated for the present day.
Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in after a reshuffle in December 2017 - but no minister for science.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
The New Payments Platform could lead to more fraud and abuse.
The New Payment Platform may speed up transactions, but evidence suggests it could also lead to more scams and fraud, and many customers won't switch over.
Cities will be driving globalisation and innovation in the emerging world order.
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Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.
With so many varieties, it’s hard to know which bread is the most nutritious.
With so many bread options it's a hard choice. Here's which bread you should choose and why.
By drawing on common values, faith communities can take a lead in making cities fairer, safer, accessible and affordable for all.
Whether charitable giving functions like a market is part of a broader and complex debate within the sector.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Sometimes it’s not clear to the consumer how Google search results come about, and what they show.
The ACCC’s inquiry into digital platforms should make it easier for users to identify advertising on Google.
Lentil As Anything, a social enterprise in Melbourne.
Research shows social enterprises employ more people with disabilities, female managers and long-term unemployed than regular businesses. This will be key to a more inclusive economy.
One person’s trash is another person’s breakfast.
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Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
Is the rapid increase in research actually paying off?
Academics argue that increasing amounts of R&D isn't translating into greater productivity. But the problem may lay elsewhere in the economy.
Impact investors are funding programs for homeless Australians and those in poverty.
Research shows that 'impact investing' not only delivers good financial returns, but it supports a great many social and environmental programs in Australia.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
AAP Image/Jane Dempster
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
One of the new Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft arrives on its first flight into Sydney.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Airlines want to stretch their routes even longer with non-stop flights to almost anywhere in the world.
Without medium-density housing being built in the established suburbs – the ‘missing middle’ – the goals of more compact, sustainable and equitable cities won’t be achieved.
Residents of established middle suburbs are slowly coming round to the idea, but governments and the property sector lack the capacity to deliver compact cities that are acceptable to the community.