Opinion

stock market graph

Monday's share market surge was a pure as any a test of what the market thought of the election results.

kilogram weight

Today marks one of the biggest shake-ups in the history of measurement. But the new standards on how we define units of mass, length, time and so on are not easy to explain.

WWF climate change

What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.

Burj Khalifa

It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.

Bob Hawke image from The Conversation

Bob Hawke led a set of economic reforms that modernised the Australian economy and set the stage for the prosperity of the last three decades.

Huawei

Trump's new executive order reflects a fear of sabotage, where an enemy such as China or Russia could turn off critical infrastructure like the internet or communications capability.

mother in prison

In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

Flooded house in Brisbane floods, 2011

UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

nursing home aged care

While the majority of aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. Here's how the payment system works.

Chess pieces and international currency

The trade war will have mixed implications for Australia, says UNSW Faculty of Law Associate Professor Heng Wang.

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