A penumbral lunar eclipse leads the way to Easter weekend

Ready for Easter? The first of two lunar eclipses for 2016 occurs this week, though it's an event so subtle, you might not notice it at first glance. We're talking about Wednesday evening's (morning for North America) penumbral ...

Full-time work no longer considered the norm in Australia

Casual, part-time and contract work is gradually overtaking permanent full time employment as the standard type of job for the majority of working Australians, according to a major report by the Workplace Research Centre ...

Whither the middle class?

A new OECD report, "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class," analyses how the middle class has fared in high-income countries between the 1980s and 2016. The results for the UK have some striking features.

A late-night disco in the forest reveals tree performance

In 2017, the group from the Optics of Photosynthesis Lab (OPL) developed a new method to measure a small but important signal produced by all plants, and in this case trees. This signal is called chlorophyll fluorescence ...

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