VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on an extended travel ban, a royal commission, and zero emissions by 2050

Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher about the week in politics, including the extension of the coronavirus travel ban, the royal commission into the bushfires, and labor&rs...

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I've seriously tried to believe capitalism and the planet can coexist, but I've lost faith

RAJAT GUPTA/EPAThis article is the first in a three-part series on radical ideas to solve the environmental crisis.As the Productivity Commission confirmed this week, Australia’s economy has enj...

Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne - avatar Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne

What is hypnobirthing, the technique the Duchess of Cambridge used?

In a new parenting podcast, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, said she used hypnobirthing techniques to help her get through severe morning sickness – a condition called hyperemesis gravidaru...

Mary Steen, Professor of Midwifery, University of South Australia - avatar Mary Steen, Professor of Midwifery, University of South Australia

Memories overboard! What the law says about claiming compensation for a holiday gone wrong

FRANCK ROBICHON/EPAWhen booking a luxury cruise, you generally expect relaxation and enjoyment, not forced quarantine and distress. Unfortunately, for the thousands of vacationers trapped on cruise sh...

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Without more detail, it's premature to say voluntary assisted dying laws in Victoria are 'working well'

ShutterstockThe Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has this week published a report detailing the first six months of the legislation in action in Victoria.The report reveals 52 people legally ende...

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I've always wondered: who would win in a fight between the Black Mamba and the Inland Taipan?

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDThis is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to alwaysw...

Timothy N. W. Jackson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne - avatar Timothy N. W. Jackson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne

Data Protection: Advantages of Data Security to Your Business

Data privacy is not just about compliance. Any data that your business stores digitally should be adequately protected. From financial information to the names and the contact information of your work...

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Paying all blood donors might not be worth it

The rewards for doing this usually aren't monetary.Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe Abstract features interesting research and the people behind it.Gretchen Chapman is a decision sci...

Gretchen Chapman, Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University - avatar Gretchen Chapman, Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

What the Trump budget says about the administration's health priorities

President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021. AP photo / J. Scott ApplewhiteThe Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps i...

Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University - avatar Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University

The Culinary Union of Nevada takes a pass on endorsing – here's why that may be a winning political strategy

Rather than cooking up a storm, the Culinary's role in the Democratic primary could be a recipe for success.Patrick Semansky/AP PhotoA picket line outside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas proved t...

Ruben J. Garcia, Professor of Law, Co-Director of UNLV Workplace Law Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - avatar Ruben J. Garcia, Professor of Law, Co-Director of UNLV Workplace Law Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Federal Pell Grants help pay for college – but are they enough to help students finish?

Students who rely heavily on financial aid tend to be concentrated in non-selective colleges, new research shows.Ariel Skelly/Getty ImagesPell Grants are one way the federal government helps people pa...

Laura Perna, Professor of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania - avatar Laura Perna, Professor of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania

Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year – here's a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll

Reducing fine particle air pollution from petrochemical complexes, like this one near the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, is a low-cost way to lower air pollution mortality.AP Photo/David J. PhillipAbo...

Jason West, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - avatar Jason West, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Why do people believe con artists?

Would you buy medicine from this man?Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia CommonsWhat is real can seem pretty arbitrary. It’s easy to be fooled by misinformation disguised as news and deepfake videos sh...

Barry M. Mitnick, Professor of Business Administration and of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh - avatar Barry M. Mitnick, Professor of Business Administration and of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

They're all fabulous and wonderful! How to figure out what's real in an inflated letter of recommendation

What do you do when every letter says the job candidate is fabulous?Shutterstock/VictorulerOver the decades that I’ve worked in universities, I’ve watched academic letters of reference bec...

Stephen J Ceci, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University - avatar Stephen J Ceci, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University