The “hiatus” in the rise of global average air temperatures is used as a touchstone argument for those who deny the science of global warming. But it is just a blip compared to the long-term warming we have in store, writes Matthew England.
Reports that Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to back down on plans to strip $4 billion from school and hospital funding in the May budget will do little to repair relations between the States and the Commonwealth, writes Andrew Lynch.
Africa leads the way with mobile money where financial value stored on electronic devices can be used for transactions outside the banking system. But overregulation could stop the innovation in its tracks.
Traits such as conscientiousness and neuroticism are significantly related to workers’ productivity and salary, write Marian Vidal-Fernandez, Ana Nuevo-Chiquero, Maria Cubel and Santiago Sánchez-Pagés.