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Confusion over future of co-payment proposal – as it happened

• <b>The day was dominated by the $7 GP co-payment after the government committed to keep the policy in spite of letting it be known that it would drop the contentious budget measure yesterday. Ministers would not rule out bypassing the senate using regulation to force doctors to bill patients. Liberal</b> …

This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo’s name<p>Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building "Quality Communications" can now be found inside every major smartphone in the …

NASA Pioneer, Dark Matter, and the 'Errors' of Science

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Climate Change

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Morrison confirms boat turnbacks

Just one boat reached Australia in the period between December 19 and May, compared with the 268 that arrived in the same period the previous year.<p>Mr …

Eyeballed: Suren Manvelyan's eerie animal close-ups are judging you

Suren Manvelyan's photographs of animal eyes are surely destined soon to fill magazines, coffee-table books and science museums. Who doesn't like to look at powerful images of nature? And these pictures are not just scientific; they are strange. Photographed in ultra high definition on a massive …

Government increasingly divided over plan to scrap renewable energy target

The government appears to be edging away from the closure of the renewable energy target (RET) scheme, with the education minister, Christopher Pyne, reportedly giving his full support to the scheme at a private meeting.<p>This comes as pressure mounts on Labor to reach a “compromise” position on the …

A Québécois Scotland?

2014-09-08T08:15:51.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Canadian inspiration is all the rage. The Guardian reports that poutine has reached British shores, while UBS …

The Ollie: A Pretty, Smartphone-Controlled Robot You Can Smash Into Stuff

Meet the spiritual successor to the Sphero.<p>When the original Sphero launched in late 2011, plenty of folks were wowed by it. (We sure were.) The robot crammed the remote control capabilities of an RC car into a perfectly round, Apple-esque design that lit up in different colors when it rolled …

Robotics

Destiny awaits as $1 billion blockbuster game goes live

GAMERS, your destiny awaits.

Call of Duty

Meteorite smashes into Nicaraguan capital

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small …

Pyne denies prior knowledge of Ashby case

Education Minister Christopher Pyne has rejected claims that he offered James Ashby a job and a lawyer before a sexual harrassment case was lodged …

Donors had access to top Libs: emails

A chain of emails highlights the level of access a Liberal party donor, who contributed to a fund allegedly used to funnel banned donations, had to …

Pyne rejects claims he offered job, legal counsel to Ashby

Minister Pyne said Mr Ashby had told him he was uncomfortable working in Peter Slipper's office, but that no further details were asked for.<p>He denied …