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  • A start-up ecosystem for the Pacific: Learnings from the APEC entrepreneurial bootcamp

    Emmanuel Narokobi     |      July 20, 2018

    Emmanuel Narokobi, a member of the Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue in Papua New Guinea, shares his thoughts on encouraging start-ups in PNG after attending the RMT Activator bootcamp in Melbourne.

  • A visit to Namotomoto shows the power of small data

    Belinda Henwood     |      July 20, 2018

    UNSW’s Simone Zarpelon Leao made a valuable discovery while in Fiji for a symposium with Pacific Island communities on sustainable infrastructure and housing maintenance.

  • The case for introducing rhinos to Australia

    Bill Laurance     |      July 20, 2018

    Would you pay to see rhinos in Australia’s savannas and forests? It’s not as outlandish as it sounds – and it could help save the world’s few remaining rhino populations.

  • Tech leaders sign global pledge against autonomous weapons

    Open Forum     |      July 20, 2018

    A who’s who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry have signed a global pledge – co-organised by UNSW’s Toby Walsh – to oppose lethal autonomous weapons.

  • How to break up with plastics – using behavioural science

    Kim Borg     |      July 19, 2018

    Plastic is not evil: it’s flexible, durable, waterproof and cheap. The issue is the way we dispose of it.

  • Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change

    Open Forum     |      July 19, 2018

    A University of Queensland-led international study could lead to more accurate predictions on the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years.

  • China’s Uyghurs face an Orwellian future

    Connor Dilleen     |      July 19, 2018

    China’s mistreatment of its Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region has garnered increased attention in recent months, due to Beijing’s policy of mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in ‘political re-education centres’.

  • A year in the life of a small not-for-profit

    Tina Briggs     |      July 18, 2018

    The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships is celebrating its first birthday. Created by Global Access Partners, this independent, non-political organisation encourages dialogue, discussions and better relationships between current and emerging leaders in Australia and the Pacific.

  • Omega-3 supplements don’t help your heart

    Open Forum     |      July 18, 2018

    Omega-3 supplements may not be all they’re cracked up to be, according to a comprehensive Cochrane review which found that increasing the amount of long-chain omega 3 fats (those found in fish) in our diets doesn’t make our hearts any healthier.

  • Loneliness is contagious – and here’s how to beat it

    Olivia Remes     |      July 18, 2018

    Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and suicide. The best way to escape it may lie in changing your perceptions of the world around you.

  • How private companies are launching a new space age

    Monica Grady     |      July 18, 2018

    Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race which comes with great opportunities but also carries significant risks.

  • Advancing entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea

    Winifred Kula Amini     |      July 17, 2018

    One of the members of Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue, Winifred Kula Amini, talks about the recent launch of the PNG Digital ICT Cluster and an SME Accelerator Program in Port Moresby.