Cashless payment systems are not socially neutral. They discriminate against the ‘unbanked’.
As cashless societies become a reality, we're starting to see this technological revolution has a dark side.
Despite a ten-point roadmap and bold commitments, Australia has not stayed on track to reduce youth homeless over the past decade.
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Multiple people have been killed in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques.
People are sharing the gruesome video posted by the Christchurch mosque gunman. What is the responsibility of news agencies in such a situation?
American Airlines flight N342RX was the last Boeing 737 Max 8 to land in the US after the FAA grounded all such aircraft.
The fallout from Boeing grounding some of its aircraft amid safety concerns will hit both passengers and airlines. Be prepared for delays and higher fares.
It’s not just about carer stress or socioeconomic disadvantage.
People with disability face a number of barriers to justice, not least that crimes against them are often seen as less serious. This needs to stop.
In a survey of 1,000 Australians, 35.4% agreed banking and financial institutions show ‘no leadership for the greater good’.
More than a third (35.4%) of respondents surveyed by the Australian Leadership Index believe banking and financial institutions show "no leadership for the greater good".
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the cusp of becoming the player with the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. Tens of millions of viewers around the the world will be watching.
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Foreign interest in American football tells us a lot about what is happening to sport in the 21st century.
If it’s been out longer than four hours, it’s best to throw it away.
By Merrimon Crawford
Did you forget to put the leftovers away? If it's only an hour or two, that's OK, but as the temperature drops under 60 degrees, the risk of bacterial growth – and food poisoning – increases.
This playable tram generates different musical compositions at different speeds when viewed through a smartphone camera using an augmented reality app.
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Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
A number of initiatives for Australian women in STEM got off the ground in 2018.
The Athena Swan charter commits research institutions to create a gender inclusive workplace, through taking action and being held accountable. 15 Australian institutions are now bronze awardees.
For many respondents, leaving a newsroom has allowed a re-evaluation of work-life balance.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
Satu-satunya material yang jumlah penggunaannya lebih dari beton adalah air.
Menuang beton pada cetakan membatasi kreativitas para arsitek dalam membentuk bangunan yang unik. Teknologi cetak tiga dimensi (3D) dapat mengubah hal tersebut.
Seringkali nilai dari sains data terletak pada pekerjaan mengabungkan banyak titik tersebut.
Matematika dan algoritme yang mendorong sains data tampak objektif, tapi faktor manusia sering melibatkan bias.
Urgent and radical change in urban transport policies and practices will benefit the planet and future generations.
To cut emissions within the 12 years or so we have left to avoid disastrous global warming, we will need to change our old transport habits, using a combination of strategies to achieve this.
The only material we use more than concrete is water.
Pouring concrete into formwork limits the creativity of architects to build unique shapes. 3D printing could change that.
Allégé ou non allégé, telle est la question…
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Est-il meilleur pour la santé de consommer des produits laitiers allégés ? Les experts sont divisés…
Few work environments offer greater isolation than Antarctica.
Isolation at work can be unhealthy. But it can also be a good thing – as this researcher found out when he walked solo from Melbourne to Sydney.
Younger Australians struggle more with loneliness than older generations.
Half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days. This can impact on sleep, heart health and levels of anxiety.
Airbnb’s likely impacts on people and their responses to it are related to their status as property owners, investors, prospective buyers or tenants.
Short-term letting via digital platforms benefits some in the market at the expense of others. Closer regulation might be needed in Melbourne and Sydney, where a permissive approach prevails.
Conspicuous consumption is one of the main ways that China-born migrants come to mirror Australian society.
Australian cities are world-leading – in the worst sense – for resource use and greenhouse emissions. China-born residents have embraced these consumption patterns, which is bad news for the planet.