Only a small fraction of engineers are women.
Building a strong 'engineering identity' is a key step towards bringing more women into the field, a new report has found.
Catherine Hay Thomson went undercover as an assistant nurse for her series on conditions at Melbourne Hospital.
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A passionate crusader for the rights of women and children, Catherine Hay Thomson went undercover to investigate their treatment in public institutions and testified before a Royal Commission.
Shops checkouts are predicted to disappear this decade. Customers will be able to take what they want and walk out, with payment done automatically.
Technological change has always destroyed jobs. But now automation and artificial intelligence are drying up the options for those displaced.
When the hazardous particles found in bushfire smoke come into contact with our eyes, this can cause inflammation.
Another troubling consequence of the bushfire smoke is its effects on our eyes. But there are some steps we can take to minimise irritation and any risk of longer term harms.
Studies show having one less child is one of the most effective individual actions to mitigate climate change.
Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.
On many days Canberra has the worst air quality of any major international city. Even in the best buildings it’s not good.
Plugging ventilation holes in walls helps, but there are dangers.
Birds are disoriented by smoke and often cannot escape a fire.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Warnings about poor drinking water quality are in place in some areas affected by the bushfires.
Damage to water supply infrastructure and catchments during and after bushfires inhibits the treatment processes that normally make our water safe to drink.
By the time a wave reaches shore, it may have travelled tens of thousands of kilometres.
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There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach.
Pada tingkat molekul, stres dan ketegangan dapat membuat jam tubuh seperti berlari cepat.
Bukti-bukti yang menunjukkan bahwa paparan stres yang berkepanjangan dapat mempercepat penuaan dan kerusakan tubuh.
The ocean pool is a familiar sight in New South Wales but isn’t nearly as common elsewhere.
New South Wales boasts many wonderful ocean pools, thanks to a combination of climate, geology, culture and prosperity. Despite concerns about costs, economic and health benefits far outweigh these.
The Australian government’s ambition to exterminate all debt does not distinguish between ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’.
The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.
Tennis professionals like Maria Sharapova (pictured) share similar personality traits to her peers and rivals in tennis, but these traits are entirely different to those in other professions such as technology or science.
After analysing posts from 100,000 Twitter users, our research used big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to reveal the hidden personality traits underpinning thousands of jobs.
The Crown Casino rising over the Barangaroo precinct on Sydney Harbor was approved without a competitive tender or public planning assessments.
Overseas, city-shaping mega-projects are generally overseen by local government, but in Australia state governments often step in and exclude council and community representatives from the process.
A Victorian court decision that an Airbnb agreement had the status of a lease has profound implications for guests and hosts.
In 2016, a Victorian court decided an Airbnb arrangement was a lease. 'Guests' could be protected by tenancy law, including against eviction. And in this case the host was evicted for subletting.
Refugees without permanent visas can experience a prolonged sense of insecurity and displacement.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Australia’s budget bottom line has been assisted by the price of iron ore, which spiked in 2019 as a result of the tailings dam spill disaster near the town of Brumadinho, Brazil, in January.
Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.
Of the 23 recommendations made in the ACCC’s final report, the government supported six in their entirety, ten “in principle”, “noted” five and rejected two.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
Cogitive load theory explains why explicit guidance from teachers is more effective in teaching students new content and skills than letting them discover these for themselves.
There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.
Morrison government assistant minister Luke Howarth argues that finding jobs for people in social housing will help free up dwellings for other people on the waiting list.
Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.