There are a number of social stereotypes about finding things, and new research suggests they could have a neuroscientific basis.

The head of a major European coal lobby says the industry will be “hated and vilified” like “slave-traders” after the Paris climate deal.

Former federal MP Craig Thomson has been ordered to pay $458,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act.

There are calls this week to suspend the anti-cabotage licence of aluminium producer Alcoa after evidence of bribery.

Chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont have announced they will merge, before splitting into three separate companies.

The ACCC says petrol margins are at their highest on record, letting retailers harvest the benefits from falling oil prices.

The ocean off Western Australia will become an even bigger hive of mining activity next year.

Reports say changes are on the way that will see NSW TAFEs fight for funding with private operators.

The Queensland Government and the French territory of New Caledonia are avoiding Clive Palmer's attempts to keep his refinery afloat.

Australian energy firms Natural Solar and Origin will be the first to install Tesla Energy’s Powerwall in the local market.

The Federal Government signed an international climate change deal in Paris on Saturday night, which seeks to limit the future increase in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

The Victorian Government's plan to privatise the Port of Melbourne has been sunk for now.

Controversial planning law changes have been put aside for the SA Parliament’s Christmas break.

Embattled car-maker Volkswagen is working hard to minimise its emissions-test scandal.

Victoria’s auditor-general has slammed both sides of Victorian politics and the public service in his report on Melbourne’s failed $23 billion East West Link (EWL) project.

A new round of inquiry has slammed various aspects of Victoria’s Hazelwood mine, which caught fire and burned for 45 days last year.

A landmark report says Tasmanians cannot blame social disadvantage or low government spending for being behind on social and economic indicators.

The ACCC is taking a third big training provider to court on allegations it used illegal tactics to lure in new students, and rack up federal government loans.

A stoush between the tiers of West Australian government continues this week, with one rural shire taking on the Barnett Government over a FIFO camp.

A parliamentary inquiry in Victoria has recommended that the state’s ban on coal seam gas (CSG) extraction should continue, but cannot decide how long it should last.

Beijing has issued its first-ever red alert for pollution, with a new blanket of choking smog about to descend on the city.

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