The Moon could be mined for water.
Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we're moving towards mining 'off world', on the Moon.
The vast majority of e-waste in India is processed by hand.
For as little as $4 a day Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.
Australia’s two financial watchdogs have been criticised for their cuddly relationship with banks.
Do regulators act in the public interest, or in the interest of those they are meant to regulate?
Students are invited to give feedback on teachers performance at Australian universities.
A study or more than 500,000 surveys shows university students demonstrate bias against women teachers, and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Most of the economists polled think better regulation can make banks put customers first. The rest think it will need more.
There are things we can do, but the Economic Society's poll finds that not all of them are part of the traditional economists' toolkit.
Paying students to do homework can actually improve their grades.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
There’s a high degree of overlap between experiencing happiness and meaning.
Don't pursue happiness as a goal, instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.
Australia could be breaching its international legal obligations if it is not fairly assessing asylum seekers who apply for protection at customs.
Australia's immigration department doesn't keep a record of the number of people applying for asylum at airports. This means there is no oversight over the treatment of those seeking protection.
Combustible cladding on the Neo200 building facade allowed the fire to spread quickly from floor to floor.
The risks of combustible cladding on high-rise buildings have long been known. And audits have identified hundreds of Australian buildings with this cladding. Delay in replacing it is inexcusable.
Shark Bay was hit by a brutal marine heatwave in 2011.
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Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.
Philip Lowe tells the Press Club on Wednesday there’s now an even-money chance rates will be cut.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Statistics on Australian Facebook users show no decrease in numbers since the Cambridge Analytica scandal first received public attention.
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Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.
A cake made to farewell the last tenant to leave the Sirius building, which was built in Sydney at a time when governments saw the need to invest directly in public housing.
If we recognised social housing as infrastructure as essential as transport links, schools and hospitals, not properly investing in it could become unthinkable.
National Australia Bank was the only bank singled out for direct criticism on Monday, yet its share price jumped 4%.
Bank shares soared 4% to 7% after the royal commission report. That could be because it will do them little harm.
Monitoring the whereabouts of floodwaters is vital for protecting infrastructure.
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The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.
The 392 apartments in Opal Tower (centre) were evacuated on Christmas Eve when residents heard loud cracks and defects were found.
While Opal Tower residents are more badly affected than most, up to 80% of multi-unit buildings have serious defects. Here's what government can do right now to fix the industry.
It’s a good idea to wash your hands after you go to the toilet, after you blow your nose, before you help prepare food and before you eat.
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While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
Economists expect the cash rate to remain steady for yet another year even though inflation is on the floor.
The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?
Orang tua juga bertanggung jawab dalam kemampuan anak-anak dalam matematika.
Alih-alih belajar dari dasar untuk mengembangkan kemampuan matematika, kita harus memprioritaskan pembelajaran matematika dengan menarik tenaga-tenaga terampil di rumah.
A World Bank in sync with Donald Trump’s views about climate change and multilateralism would probably help to increase Chin’s role in international development and finance.
Donald Trump's pick to head the World Bank could well weaken the organisation's importance in international development and finance.