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Where will the global political hotspots be in 2018? (Spoiler alert: it's not all about Donald Trump)

Tony Walker, Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University - avatar Tony Walker, Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

With so many global flashpoints, and so little diplomacy, 2018 could be a turbulent year. AAP/The ConversationWriting for Foreign Policy, Robert Malley, the newly appointed head of the International C...

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We can't afford to ignore indoor air quality – our lives depend on it

Steve Atkinson, GTP Safety And Facilities Manager, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University - avatar Steve Atkinson, GTP Safety And Facilities Manager, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

When a house is better sealed, the quality of ventilation becomes more critical. Mile Atanasov/ShutterstockWe often talk about healthy living and quality of life but have you considered the quality of...

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Climate politics in 2018: another guide for the perplexed

Marc Hudson, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester - avatar Marc Hudson, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester

As I predicted a year ago, 2017 was another vicious and bloody-minded year in Australian climate politics. Yet the political bickering belied the fact that it was actually a great year for green energ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time trades deadpan for high-octane

Sandra D'urso, Researcher, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne - avatar Sandra D'urso, Researcher, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne

Julie Hale (left) and Joshua Jenkins in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, an adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel. Brinkhoff/Mögenburg.The National Theatre’s production of The...

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Whistleblower laws leave tax professionals in an awkward position: dob or keep quiet?

John McLaren, Senior Lecturer, Charles Darwin University - avatar John McLaren, Senior Lecturer, Charles Darwin University

Accountants and other tax professionals can be sued for releasing their client's information. www.shutterstock.comAccounts and other tax professionals might face some awkward conflicts of interest tha...

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I've always wondered: why do our veins look blue when our blood is red?

David Irving, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney - avatar David Irving, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Our veins only appear blue through the skin, they're actually red. from www.shutterstock.comThis is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d l...

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Australia's coastal living is at risk from sea level rise, but it's happened before

Sean Ulm, Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, James Cook University - avatar Sean Ulm, Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, James Cook University

Australia's coastline has moved before thanks to changes in sea level. Flickr/Travellers travel photobook, CC BYWith global sea levels expected to rise by up to a metre by 2100 we can learn much from ...

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A new journey into being a father

Cara Barilla Educational Columnist and journalist - avatar Cara Barilla Educational Columnist and journalist

The traditional home life would normally consist of a man going off to work to gain the family income whilst the mother would stay at home and work amid the household duties and utilising home support...

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