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Genetically modified plants escape regulation under new proposals

Genetically modified plants escape regulation under new proposals

New GM techniques that have made non-browning white button mushrooms a reality would no longer be regulated, under proposals by the regulator.

  • by Esther Han

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'Mum, I can't reach!': Canberra invention could save parents' sanity
Canberra

'Mum, I can't reach!': Canberra invention could save parents' sanity

Consider this: we train our children to use the toilet on their own, only to have to turn the bathroom light on for them.

  • by Bree Winchester
That start-up you love is probably funded by Saudi oil wealth
Opinion
Opinion

That start-up you love is probably funded by Saudi oil wealth

The new global economy is addicted to Saudi wealth. Uber is backed by it. So too is Slack. But now there's pressure on Silicon Valley to take action.

  • by John McDuling
Share your eulogy to Facebook? Start-up to disrupt funeral industry
Canberra life

Share your eulogy to Facebook? Start-up to disrupt funeral industry

Is there really a role for technology in the highly stressful and emotional task of planning a funeral?

  • by Bree Winchester
Cool runnings: The life-saving surgery to remove blood clots
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Hospitals

Cool runnings: The life-saving surgery to remove blood clots

In order to survive, Jessica would first have to come close to death. Surgeons would lower her body temperature to 18 degrees. Her heart would stop. And her blood would run cold.

  • by Aisha Dow
How KKR and Xero have made the boring world of bookkeeping exciting
Analysis
Analysis

How KKR and Xero have made the boring world of bookkeeping exciting

The barbarians are at the MYOB gates. Chairman Justin Milne and the board will have to decide whether to let them inside the building.

  • by John McDuling
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Nobel prize in economics goes to two Americans for work on climate change, innovation

Nobel prize in economics goes to two Americans for work on climate change, innovation

Two Americans won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for work in integrating climate change and technological innovation into economic analysis.

Drones could fly permanently in ACT, despite community concerns
Innovation

Drones could fly permanently in ACT, despite community concerns

Wing's been upsetting some Bonython residents during its testing, but now it's moving on to a permanent home somewhere else in the territory.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Lyft is paying people to stop driving for a month
Uber

Lyft is paying people to stop driving for a month

Lyft is now offering to pay people in about three-dozen cities to park their cars for a month, with the compensation coming in the form of $500 to $600 in credits for its ride-hailing service.

  • by Joshua Brustein
Go go Google: The wonders of Western Australia mapped for all

Go go Google: The wonders of Western Australia mapped for all

Even the biggest couch potatoes can now climb Bluff Knoll or walk the Bibbulmun track from the comfort of their own home thanks to a new Google's innovation.

  • by Ryan Johnson
Jack Ryan makes way for jackhammers in new library
Innovation

Jack Ryan makes way for jackhammers in new library

The library service will allow people to rent out power and hand tools, camping gear and sporting equipment to promote sustainability in the Brisbane community.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia