It’s time to take the political heat out of electricity grids.
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Privatisation and competition were supposed to make electricity cheaper. Instead, Australia's quasi-federal energy system has made it easier to pass the buck when things go wrong.
What’s the bet they didn’t buy one?
TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
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The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
The Carlton ladies football team, 1933.
Leader, August 19, 1933
There has so far been scant understanding of – or credit given to – the historical background to the creation of the AFL women's league.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
Donald Trump celebrates after delivering his inaugural speech.
The new president's inaugural speech emphasised protectionism, co-operation and, most emphatically, putting America first.
Donald Trump at his election night rally in New York, November 9, 2016.
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Establishing unique voices from various female perspectives will help create a united front on issues of specific female concern.
Sport remains the most evocative public demonstration of difference between the sexes, so its importance to feminist politics cannot be neglected.
The Fast4 match format was used for this year’s Hopman Cup mixed doubles events.
Could the broader adoption of the Fast4 tennis format at the professional level prevent the rising trends in match durations, and make the sport more unpredictable?
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
Is school the most important part of education?
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
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A handful of our business economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
If you can’t taste the difference, why the backlash against recycled water?
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In light of climate change and a growing population, water authorities around the world are looking to recycled water.
MYEFO is more positive about the 2016-17 budget bottom line than previous expectations. However, projections over the forward estimates have worsened.
While MYEFO discussion focuses on the budget deficit, experts say it also serves as a stark reminder of the need for bigger policy ideas in Canberra.
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De récentes études montrent que la pratique régulière d’un sport peut considérablement améliorer la santé et réduire de 34 % le risque de mort prématurée.
Spending on vocational education has declined.
While spending has grown for preschools, schools and universities, vocational education misses out.
Shipping lines must fight back against fears their industry is destined for demise.
The collapse of shipping giant Hanjin and slowing growth point to rough seas ahead for global and local shipping lines.
How many non-white writers are published in Australia each year? Is their job to remain at the exotic margins of our literary culture?
A recent attempt to broaden the Stella Count by measuring the diversity of writers reviewed proved to be a hard ask. Is the bigger problem here the whiteness of our publishing industry?
They might seem innocuous, but tweets can have very real effects on company stock prices.
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
Did the Chicago Cubs break the curse of the Billy Goat to win the 2016 World Series in baseball?
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Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?