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Popular Science Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:36 Source

The shivers, the shakes, the chills—we've all experienced a fever at one time or another. When we take our temperatures and the thermometer reads anything above 99 degrees, many of us immediately believe we are afflicted with some kind of infectious microbe. But, in fact, having a fever doesn't always signal infection. Yes, contagions like strep throat or the flu, are the most common reason for an elevated temperature, but it's surely not the only one.

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Popular Science Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:36 Source

Imagine. You are an ancient human and your reliable and faithful sun suddenly and unexpectedly goes dark. This terrifies you. You think, 'What if it never comes back? Oh gods, WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESER...oh, it's back. Phew.' But then, over the years, it keeps happening. You begin to lose trust in the sun's loyalty and start recording when these events happen. Centuries go by and eventually enough of a pattern has built up that early civilizations are able to predict when these crazy events might occur.

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Popular Science Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:36 Source

You know that thing where Australians don't want nuclear reactors built in our own backyard? Yeah, China doesn't have that. It's well on its way to becoming a world leader in nuclear power; its 37 reactors are already producing 32.4 gigawatts of electricity, and more than 20 more reactors are currently under construction

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Popular Science Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:36 Source

You already know your cat and/or dog walks around leaving its own carbon footprint, and you probably have some idea that a Western dog pollutes more than a Bangladeshi family. Now witness the true scale of the problem!

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:31 Source

By Terence Mills It’s started: the religious communities are letting us know that if we do approve same-sex marriage in the government’s postal survey, there will be repercussions and penalties to be paid and they will not hold back. Over the weekend Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne fired the first salvo and let it be known…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:29 Source

by Chris Becker The union currency experiment – where over 20 sovereign states gave up their ability to enact independent monetary policy in exchange for a single currency is, at face value (sic), a successful attempt at bringing together disparate economies to maximise efficiency. Sound Germanic? Well it should, because its basically a devalued Mark, allowing

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:03 Source

A Brisbane-based energy technology startup Redback Technologies plans to double its current workforce of 54 over the next six months.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 08:29 Source

By Chris Becker   Overnight markets wobbled into the first session of the week with European shares selling off, the US dollar also retreating while US bourses barely recovered to make scratch sessions. Unease over Korean tensions and the inability of the Trump administration to get anything done continued as traders position for the Jackson

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 07:55 Source

DXY sank last night as debt ceiling worries mount: AUD was up against USD and EUR: But down against EMs as risk poured on: Gold firmed and is nudging break out: Brent was hosed: Base metals were mixed but the anti-USD play still looks strong: Big miners were firm: EM stocks too: High yield is

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 05:58 Source

Tuesday 22 August 2017 The day of reckoning has arrived for the poorest performing government in Australia’s history. This week’s Newspoll finally broke out of its 6 point stalemate to record an 8 point lead to Labor. 54/46. No matter what, this is a disaster for the Coalition as its demise seems to be unstoppable.…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 05:32 Source

  From Domainfax: Angry Coalition MPs are blaming the citizenship fiasco for the Turnbull government taking another hit in the polls, and hoping the High Court will swiftly resolve the issue to take back the political agenda. The federal government was rocked by revelations that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash and former cabinet

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Poll Bludger Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:37 Source

Essential Research moves a point in favour of the Coalition this week as a particularly strong result for Labor a fortnight ago washes out of the two-week rolling average, leaving Labor’s lead at 53-47. Primary votes are only provided for the minor parties, so we’ll have to wait on that for the release of the full report later today.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:25 Source

The RBA famously described the China mining boom as a three phase event: The mining boom can be viewed as a confluence of events that have boosted mineral commodity prices, mining investment and resources production. This combination of shocks has boosted the purchasing power and volume of Australian output. It has also led to large

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:20 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 00:20 Source

I’m sure many of you watched the 4 Corners housing bubble take last night, here. It was nothing terribly new but did a reasonable job of summing up the issues: record household debt; dodgy broker incentives; over-exposed banks; macro-economic risk, and over-extended supports such as monetary policy. It was basically a decent cautionary tale. What

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