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Fracking and coal seam gas is no solution to an energy crisis of our own making

The energy market operator’s figures hide the fact that Australia is not suffering from a lack of gas at all<p>The current gas crisis is a prime example of how energy policy has been mishandled in this country. But it should not be an excuse for continuing the bad policy. Using talk of a gas shortage …

Fossil Fuels

Pearson profit warnings wipe almost £2bn off its value

Education giant plans sale of stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann as it cuts payout to shareholders<p>Almost £2bn was wiped from the stock market value of Pearson after the beleaguered FTSE 100 company issued profit warnings for the next two years and said it would cut its payout to …

Penguin Random House

Economics must return to its founding principles

Wouldn’t today’s economists be better served by reading some economics history rather than relying on their models (Economics in crisis, admits Bank expert, 6 January)? JK Galbraith’s classic The Great Crash, 1929 details the things that contribute to a volatile, overheating economy, and in the …

Economics

Science Insists This Is How We Become Better Lovers

As men, we pride ourselves on our lovemaking abilities, and our sense of masculinity sort of depends on it. But the collective belief in our gender’s …

Apes

Who's our next medal hope?

The table below outlines who Australia's top gold medal hopes were at the Rio Olympics, and how they performed.<p>Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis are …

P&O chief: Dover delays 'must never happen again'

Ferry boss blames a lack of French security staff for situation where holidaymakers had to queue for up to 15 hours<p>The head of P&O Ferries has hit out at French authorities following severe delays for holidaymakers travelling through the port of Dover.<p>Helen Deeble, its chief executive, said …

North Africa

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

Science says if you want to lose weight, drink a glass of wine before bedtime!

Science is on our side today. Those smart people in white coats who clock in long hours in research labs have found out drinking two glasses of wine …

Flat whites and avo smash drawing New Yorkers in to embrace the Aussie cafe vibe

New Yorkers are falling for Australian-style cafes, complete with flat whites and smashed avocado.<p>It's not just the good coffee and healthy, …

New York Times

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

Indian woman in her 70s gives birth to healthy baby boy

Daljinder Kaur and her husband, 79, had Arman last month after two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in Haryana<p>An Indian woman and her husband who are both in their 70s have celebrated the birth of a baby boy following IVF treatment, their first successful pregnancy in 46 years of …

Pregnancy

Sandwiches are toast: why we swapped sliced bread for wraps and salads

Sales of packaged loaves are down as consumers turn to alternative breads – or avoid baked goods altogether. Is this the end of the packed lunch?<p>Next time someone tells you something is the best thing since sliced bread, you might want to take it with a generous pinch of salt. According to data …

Food

Imagine if you could delete bad memories. Well, you can

A new study shows that it’s possible to deliberately forget things. It turns out that’s a surprisingly useful life skill<p>A mental adventure familiar to most students is that of cramming one’s mind with knowledge in the run up to an exam. Once the exam is done, we gleefully evacuate our brain of all …

The Brain
Living Rooms

Apple Recovered More Than A Ton Of Gold From Recycled Devices

Helping the environment pays back -- in Apple’s case, to the tune of millions.<p>The tech company says it recovered more than a ton of gold from recycled devices last year -- 2,204 pounds, according to Apple's environmental responsibility report.<p>It came from Apple products that were either dropped off …

Sustainability

Game of Thrones releases 360 virtual reality video of show's opening as new season prepares to launch

Ever wanted to explore Westeros in virtual reality?<p>HBO, Facebook and Oculus have collaborated with the team behind the Game of Thrones opening …

Virtual Reality

Our fixation with maths doesn’t add up

Politicians tell us it is the pre-eminent subject. Nonsense. They’re just obsessed with measuring, targetry and control<p>Who will win the Varkey Foundation’s million-dollar “best teacher” prize this week in Dubai? Hot favourite is Britain’s star maths teacher, Colin Hegarty, whose videos are followed …

Mathematics

'Your whole life is the Holocaust!' The woman who was born in Auschwitz

Angela Orosz gave evidence in the trial of a Nazi guard: ‘I was so malnourished, I was unable to cry. That saved me.’<p>It was at the age of seven, when asked at school to write down her name and place of birth, that Angela Orosz was first made aware she had been born in Auschwitz.<p>“I really had a hard …

World History

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Personalized Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have made a major breakthrough that may further cement so-called immunotherapies’ status as the …

Immunotherapy

Sculpture By The Sea opens on Cottesloe Beach with playful display of colour

A cave made out of books, a working campervan entirely covered in tin foil and a giant steel handbag filled with native plants are just some of the …

Streetwear

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

Physics

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

How to Look Fancy When It's Cold Out: Style Lessons from 'War & Peace'

BYE, winter outfit rut.<p>The Weinstein Company's Lifetime miniseries may be coming to an end, but annoyingly, winter is not. In the middle of our wardrobe's most <i>meh</i> season (my relationship with my head-to-shin puffer is truly love/hate), take a hint from the socialites of 19th-century Russia. Here, …

Australian of the Year: David Morrison, former Army chief, given top honour for gender equality work

Former Army chief David Morrison said he was "almost at a loss for words" after he was named the 2016 Australian of the Year for his commitment to …

Australia

The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015, Or, Humans Suck

Human beings accomplished some pretty incredible things in 2015. We landed a reusable rocket. We legalized love (as if love needed our permission to begin with). We flew by Pluto and sent back high-res images from more than <i>3 billion miles away</i>. For all intents and purposes, we rocked 2015.<p>But not …

Ashley Madison

Judaism 101: Chanukkah Candle Lighting Blessings

Please note that this page contain the name of God.<br>If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect.<p>If you do not have experience …

Obama cries as Aretha Franklin proves why she's the queen of soul

Singing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Franklin brought a tear to the president’s eye and sent Carole King, the song’s composer, into meltdown<p>You want to know why Aretha is the indisputable Queen of Soul? Watch this. You want to know why hacks like me send her fan mail by the week …

Aretha Franklin

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

The 50 best keyboard shortcuts for Mac

1/<p>LEARN THE BASICS<p>2/<p>Select all, copy, cut, or paste content in a jiffy.<p>Melia Robinson/Tech Insider<p>⌘+a selects all. ⌘+c copies. ⌘+x cuts. ⌘+v pastes.<p>3/<p>…

30 Years in the Making, A Simple Gearbox is Posed to Change the Jet Engine

PurePower Geared Turbofan engines are quieter, more efficient, and took three decades to make their way to planes.<p>Jet engines can be much more efficient and much quieter than they are today. The trick to doing it is as simple as adding a gearbox, but the process of doing so has taken nearly 30 …