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Online shopping: the human factor

Studies of online auctions show how human behaviour affects an item’s eventual sale price. In the past, says Dr Yongfu He, a lecturer in marketing in the Monash University Faculty...

Wake-up call

Insufficient sleep, whatever its cause, impairs human alertness. Reduced alertness creates a social problem that has now been recognised by the Australian Government with the establishment of a Cooperative Research...

World watch on biodiversity

Biodiversity loss diminishes ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity. Yet – in contrast to climate change, which is monitored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – no...

One-child policy raises multiple issues

The one-child policy that China introduced in 1979 has prevented an estimated 400 million births. But its effects go beyond population control. Recent Monash University research shows that individuals who...

Soaking it up

A material that has an exceptional capacity to store gas – and needs only light to release it – could transform carbon-capture technology and dramatically reduce emissions from coal power...