Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change

Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

Economists care about where they publish—to the cost of the profession

LIKE most academics, economists are obsessed with how many research papers they produce, and where they are published. A new paper by James Heckman and Sidharth Moktan from the University of Chicago shows why—and why that might not be good for the profession. The authors analyse the career paths and publication records of researchers at […]

Dementia care: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of related symptoms, associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness, language, understanding, judgement, mood, movement and difficulties carrying out daily activities. There are many different causes of dementia and people often get confused between the difference […]