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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:51 Source

Community-owned retailer launches new round of fundraising to extend its reach beyond the NSW Northern Rivers region.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:38 Source

By Leith van Onselen The latest data on household debt from the RBA shows that Australia’s household debt-to-disposable income ratio hit a record high 190% in March 2018: With this in mind, it’s interesting to read Elliot Clarke’s (Senior Economist at Westpac) analysis showing that US household debt-to-disposable income (90%) is now back to 2002

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:12 Source

By Leith van Onselen Earlier this week, MB’s own banking insider, Deep T, penned an explosive article lifting the lid on the Australian banks’ giant mortgage capital rort. This followed many years of lobby from Deep T for a more thorough measurement of bank capital and risks, which resulted in APRA this week seeking a

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:04 Source

Senior advisor at Melbourne University's Climate and Energy College explains why the National Energy Guarantee won't deliver any of its three promises.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:40 Source

By Leith van Onselen After Melbourne on Tuesday lost its bogus title of “most liveable city”, Lord Mayor Sally Capp offered a rare dose of honesty on the primary reason why: Calling Melbourne a “victim of its own success,” Mayor Capp said the city’s growth had made it harder to meet the liveability criteria. “You

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:32 Source

 McKinseyEV charging will present challenges, and opportunities, for consumers and grid operators.

The post Peak EV doesn’t have to mean peak load – and here’s how to bend it appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:08 Source

From Damien Boey at Credit Suisse: Panic! Our global strategy team have highlighted that our proprietary global risk appetite index is now in oversold, or panic territory. Risky assets have underperformed safe assets over the past six months to the point where they may be starting to look interesting from a contrarian point of view.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen Earlier this month, Roy Morgan Research revealed that Netflix had lifted its Australian subscriber base to 9.8 million households after a 30% annual surge in subscribers. By contrast, Foxtel’s subscriber base slid by 2.7% to 5.4 million households: Yesterday, Roy Morgan Research released similar analysis of the New Zealand subscription television market,

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xkcd.com Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00 Source

 The same as all fluid dynamics equations, but with the 8 and 23 replaced with the permittivity and permeability of free space, respectively.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:50 Source

South Autralia is likely to reach 80 per cent renewables by 2022 and the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables by 2025 as its major "baseload" gas fired power stations exit the market.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:45 Source

I was there giving my glasses a bit of a clean with that stuff supplied from ‘Specsavers’ … you know … that stuff that smells like those dentist surgeries of old … that stuff you spray on the lenses from a little misting bottle … much like a scent bottle that women spray onto their…

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:33 Source

Politicians who understand climate science and endorse the NEG target are, simply put, evil. Corporate leaders who support such a target should consult their insurance policies, their board and their investors.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen Harold Mitchell has penned an article today in Fairfax warning that the recent sharp decline in new car sales is like the “canary in a coal mine” for the economy: Car sales are dropping. July sales were down 8 per cent and followed May and June which recorded reduced volumes on

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen If you want a textbook example of how Australian academia has lost its credibility, look no further than the below analysis from University of Western Sydney Economics Professor Raja Junankar in The Conversation: Many who fear Australia’s population boom believe we should be cutting down on immigration. They blame immigration for

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Elephants are bringing a genetic gun to a cancer knife-fight.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Our guide for how to choose the right tech for the moment.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Raindrops keep falling—and it's a big problem.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

And other vintage photo news from Popular Science's May 1947 issue.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Researchers developed a sensor to detect blood in the stomach.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Go west, young sapling.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

2018 has been a pretty normal year for the measles, actually.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

The change between 2011 and 2018 is stark.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Capturing thrill seekers through the ages.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

And you thought this summer was hot

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Playing the most popular game in the world on Samsung's new Flagship phone.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

5 questions answered.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

Just make sure you know the facts.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

The bird-boned dino showed up somewhere unexpected.

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Popular Science Friday, August 17, 2018 - 08:52 Source

You may be shocked and surprised by the answer!

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