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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 14:20 Source

Why baseload should not be confused with "reliability" - and why building new coal fired generators - as proposed by conservatives in US and Australia - may make the grid less reliable, and more expensive.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 14:20 Source

Why baseload should not be confused with "reliability" - and why building new coal fired generators - as proposed by conservatives in US and Australia - may make the grid less reliable, and more expensive.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:40 Source

China is stimulating again so it’s time to buy Straya! Dalian is still up 6% on yesterday: Big Iron is piling it on: Big Gas too: Big Gold hosed as bond yields jump: Big Bubble bought: Big Liar too. REA is launching as it goes into mortgage broking making it bubble central: Shame China isn’t

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 13:20 Source

John Edwards AKA Mr Rainbow is back: Shrugging off slow first quarter growth in the US economy, the Federal Reserve increased its policy interest rate earlier this month, and intends to do more. Not long after, minutes of a meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee surprised markets by revealing that three of

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:45 Source

By Leith van Onselen The ABS has released engineering construction data for the March quarter of 2017, which revealed a 2.8% seasonally adjusted rise in the value of work done over the quarter, but a 12.5% fall over the year, and an ongoing reduction in the construction pipeline. According to the ABS, private sector engineering

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Your Democracy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:44 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:35 Source

ASX Announcement in relation to Genex’s Kidston renewable energy project in North Queensland.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:17 Source

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:11 Source

By Sir ScotchMistery As a bloke, I’ve never been a party to a conversation between two women except perhaps on the periphery and I was brought up not listening to other people’s conversations. My mother always said it was rude, and since she was generally correct about everything else I have always accepted that as…

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:08 Source

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country’s biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:56 Source

US energy secretary says "baseload" coal is critical to functioning of the grid. Energy regulator says that is "absolutely not" the case.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:54 Source

The French floating PV specialist is building a 70 MW solar facility in China’s Anhui province.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:53 Source

By Leith van Onselen Data released by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) revealed that property investor lending has cooled materially since the RBNZ implemented new loan-to-value ratio (LVR) restrictions targeting investors, which officially came into effect on 1 October 2016, although banks began informally applying the rules since they were first announced in

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 11:33 Source

As Leith described so beautifully this morning, thanks to crazed levels of immigration the denizens of Victoria have been trapped in a whirring rat wheel economy for a decade, running full tilt while sliding backwards: Domainfax has produced a delightfully Seinfeldian take today on why Sydney should compete to occupy the same rodent trap: My

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:51 Source

From Deutsche: Repricing of interest-only mortgages In recent weeks the majors have announced repricing initiatives targeted at interest-only (IO) mortgages. While they raised IO rates by 30-35bps, owneroccupier principal & interest (P&I) rates were reduced by 3-8bps. These moves were responses to regulatory restrictions aimed at dampening housing risks rather than responses to the bank

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:51 Source

Well, thank god those days of dysfunctional government are over and the adults are back in charge. No, really, they’ve told us many, many times that they’re the awesomest government and they’re really good and besides Bill smells and has no friends and nobody likes him and we’re going to call him names until he…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:44 Source

By Leith van Onselen Back in May, thousands of students were left in limbo as one of the biggest vocational educational training (VET) providers, Careers Australia, went into administration after losing government accreditation and funding. From the Jakarta Globe: Careers Australia Group, a provider of vocational education and training, has gone into voluntary administration after

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:35 Source

From Morgan Stanley: The consumer is not relaxed and businesses are struggling to relate. Recent reports from our sector teams add support to our crunch time thesis around the domestic cycle cash flow squeeze. Filling the cracks with materials is something to consider given meaningful PT upside (MS and Consensus). Consumption Crunch Playing Out: Discretionary

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30 Source

Via Bloomie: Michael Novogratz says cryptocurrencies could be worth north of $5 trillion in five years — if the industry can come out of the shadows. “The Nasdaq got to $5.4 trillion in 1999, why couldn’t it be as big?” the former hedge fund manager said in an interview, referring the Nasdaq Composite Index. “There’s

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

Plenty of toys on the market promise to provide the next generation of coders and engineers with the foundation they'll need to compete in the rapidly-changing job market. But in a sea of coding-for-kids products, an update to Anki's holiday-shopping darling, Cozmo the robot, offers a chance for young would-be coders to tap into a complex machine capable of advanced feats, like facial recognition.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

Pandas get a lot of attention—and given how hard it is to keep those black and white bundles of fluff from going extinct, it's not surprising that they take up a huge glut of the world's conservation funding.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

The ultimate goal of a lumpectomy is to remove all the cancerous tissue from a person's breast while saving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. But that's even harder than it sounds. Without the ability to look at tissue under a microscope, it's currently impossible to tell whether the area surrounding a tumor contains cancerous cells or not. Surgeons deal with this by taking samples from around the removed tumor, waiting for a pathologist to look at them, and performing additional surgeries if they turn out to be cancerous. This is not only time consuming and expensive, but also extremely stressful for the patient.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

The biological differences between men and women can affect the way they react to certain drugs and treatments, according to a new study in Nature Communications. If this sounds like a no brainer, you probably haven't looked at many biomedical studies. As PopSci noted earlier this year, biomedical researchers experiment almost exclusively on male animal subjects.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source
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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

Ordinary shampoos contain harsh sulfates and chemicals to make lather that strip your hair of its natural oils. WEN by ChazDean doesn't. But it does seem to contain something that makes your hair fall out...so maybe a few sulfates aren't that bad after all?

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

On May 22, 1960, the largest earthquake ever measured struck off the coast of southern Chile. Once the shaking stopped, Denis García, a resident of the nearby port town Corral, noticed something odd. He was searching for his family, not realizing they were safe and on high ground, when he caught sight of Corral Bay. The waters had drawn back, leaving the seafloor bare. García went to investigate. He did not see the 40-foot-high tsunami barreling toward him until it was too late.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

If you struggle with stress or anxiety, you are far from alone. In fact, most US workers say they suffer from stress on the job. Thankfully, technology and science are teaming up to fix this growing issue with a whole slew of meditation and relaxation based tools. One example that's currently sweeping the industry is Aura, an app that helps you reach inner calmness through short, guided meditation sessions.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

If you are reading this on your phone or tablet, pause. Put down your phone for a few minutes, and take a break.

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Popular Science Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:22 Source

In a new video, the hacker group known as Anonymous claims that NASA has discovered alien life. But before you freak out, let's talk.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:04 Source

There is no question now that solar and wind will dominate the future of electricity. The question is how fast.

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