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The language that you speak may affect your approach to climate change. from www.shutterstock.com

Future tense: how the language you speak influences your willingness to take climate action

Research suggests that speakers of "present-tensed" languages such as German and Finnish - in which the future can be describe in the present tense - are more likely to support stronger climate policies.
Evgeny Grishkovets in Farewell to Paper: a meditation on times past, the fears raised by the dizzying turnover of technologies and the importance of patience. Toni Wilkinson

Farewell to Paper presents an engaging double act on lost things

A engaging show at the Perth Festival is an homage to obsolete objects - pen knives, blotting paper, inkwells, the handwritten letter, telegrams - and a meditation on time.
An artist’s impression of the predicted merger between our Milky Way (right) and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (left). So which galaxy will dominate? NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger

When galaxies collide, size matters if you want to know the fate of our Milky Way

Bigger galaxies tend to dominate the smaller, when the two collide. But the pending battle between our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy might be a much fairer fight than we previously thought.
The future of Perth’s urban wetlands is in doubt. Orderinchaos/Wikimedia Commons

Is Perth really running out of water? Well, yes and no

Perth, unlike Cape Town, faces no prospect of its tapwater running out. But other problems lurk beneath the surface, as the city's drying climate puts increasing pressure on irrigation and wetlands.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has been criticised for pursuing stability in a manner that has killed competition. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Australia’s financial regulators need policing

Our financial regulators ASIC and APRA need a board of oversight, similar to what the UK has, to keep them in check.
Political parties have increased the numbers of female legislative candidates. But the numbers of elected female legislators haven’t significantly increased. Reuters/Beawiharta

How can Indonesia increase the number of women legislators?

Indonesia obliges political parties to have at least 30% of women candidates in their legislative candidates list. But then why this hasn't significantly increase women's electability?
Secara umum jumlah calon legislatif (caleg) perempuan dari tujuh partai yang bersaing di tiga pemilu legislatif lampau terus meningkat. Lalu mengapa jumlah perempuan yang terpilih tidak bisa meningkat secara maksimal? Reuters/Beawiharta

Bagaimana mendongkrak keterwakilan perempuan di DPR?

Kuota gender yang mewajibkan partai untuk menempatkan perempuan sedikitnya 30 persen di daftar calon tetap (DCT) belum mendongkrak keterpilihan perempuan secara signifikan.
In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution

Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
Giving workers a ‘voice’ is easy, and has already been proven effective as a management technique. shutterstock

The key to a vibrant democracy may well lie in your workplace

Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
The biggest problem with supplementary examinations is the punitive nature of the assessment. Shutterstock

Why we need to rethink supplementary examinations

In Australian schools, assessment drives learning, but there are better models to consider than the current system of supplementary examinations.

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