Adam Platt-Hepworth

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Life in a 'degrowth' economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained …

Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely?

Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, on how employees can work together more productively in an age when many can work almost anywhere<p>Google's Vint …

Cambodian Democracy Takes a Big Blow

A bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrations has routed Cambodia’s struggling opposition and raised fears that Prime Minister Hun Sen will …

Plan B? How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Worried the carbon price is hurting industry and costing jobs? There’s a neat solution no one’s talking about — and it doesn’t involve axing the …

The World Health Organisation takes a tough stand on sugar. It’s about time we listened. - Croakey

<i>Thanks to David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison, for providing this update on the WHO’s latest report on sugar. The special interest groups will no</i> …

SingaporeAir A380 depressurisation passenger account - Plane Talking

Something has clearly changed at Singapore’s Straits Times in relation to national icon Singapore Airlines with the <b>publishing of this well</b> …

Clearing the waters on consular assistance

Given Greenpeace's determination to continue its Russian Arctic protests in the future the Foreign Minister has suggested the Abbott government may …

Vietnamese Shop Near Protest Site Looted by Demonstrators

F T L E W<p>Three days ago, Sok Min, 27, was the proprietor of a coffee shop in Pur Senchey district that earned him a comfortable income of $500 to …

Fibre to the various things

Here's the real story of Australian debt

Of all the campaigns against Labor in News Limited publications, its latest one on government debt is the most deeply hypocritical.<p>The “exclusive” …

Be innovative in Melbourne plan: architect’s plea

by Larry Schlesinger<p>Architects have urged the Victorian ­government and Melbourne’s town planners to embrace innovative design concepts as the city …

Prefab homes moving into millionaires row

by Paul Best<p>When a Sydney couple decided to install a prefabricated two-storey house on a sloping block with water views in the beachside suburb of …

Crikey Awards: in a year of incompetence, Abbott was the best

Most years, deciding which frontbenchers have performed best and worst isn’t too difficult. But 2013 poses particular problems, not merely because …

The Urbanist

In my last article, Did the helmet law reduce commuting by cycling?, I identified a negative association between the level of cycling to work and the …

Workers Block Roads, Vow Further Strikes

F T L E W<p>Thousands of striking garment factory workers blocked two major thoroughfares in Phnom Penh on Friday, demanding that the government raise …

1 protester killed in new Thai political violence

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunmen killed an anti-government activist and wounded two others in the Thai capital on Saturday while protesters elsewhere blocked …

Siam Voices 2013 Review – Part 1: Blowing the final whistle on Thailand’s political calm

<b>Welcome to the Siam Voices 2013 year in review series, where we look back at the most important and interesting headlines, issues and stories that</b> …

AP News: Headlines

One guard killed and three injured in gunfires on Rajadamnern

A guard of the Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) was killed and three other protesters were injured when gunmen in a …

Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' to Teens, and That's Just Fine for Facebook

Anthropologist Daniel Miller has been studying British teens, and he has a dire message for Facebook: The social network is "dead and buried" to …

Abbott will pay for this whale of a broken promise

Having been looked in the eye by a humpback, it's impossible to stand by idly as the latest Southern Ocean whaling season begins. If they are there …

Thailand: Can the election be delayed?

<i>The Nation</i> with an article entitled “Election postponement possible if parties agree: EC”:<p>The Election Commission’s new team says it could delay the …

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Australia's heroes of 2013: an ode to the often unsung

2013's news cycle was especially grim, but if you look hard enough a string of brilliant voices have been shining through the gloom. Here's a list - and do add your nominations<p>Amid an avalanche of disaster and despair found in 2013's news and commentary there was also, of course, stories of …

BA 747 wing tip collides with building while taxiing in Johannesburg

A British Airways 747-400 aircraft suffered damage to its right wing as a result of a collision with a building at Johannesburg's OR Tambo …

A Bike Helmet That Folds Flat To Fit In Your Bag

When you’re done riding, you can even store the Morpher helmet in a laptop case–it folds that flat. It could also be the answer for bikeshare programs that don’t currently provide safety gear.<p>One day, while watching cyclists ride by on bikes from London’s bikeshare program, inventor Jeff Woolf …