Crystal clear thinking helps scientist advance knowledge of Earth’s geology

In August, it emerged that geologist Dr Aaron Cavosie had played a key role in discovering some Arizonan crater crystals that illuminate impact events on earth and elsewhere. Unsurprisingly, Cavosie — the lead researcher at the WA School of Mines at Curtin University — is a lateral thinker. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Working the graveyard shift

Ghost tour operator Jacqueline Travaglia appears to have superhuman energy levels. The director of Victoria-based Lantern Ghost Tours starts at 6.30 in the morning and knocks off at the witching hour, midnight, every day of the week.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


BUSINESS BY NUMBERS: HOW BIG-DATA ANALYTICS REPRESENTS THE NEW FACE OF HR

Gone are the days of resumes and interviews. Now data mining can help you discover top talent in an instant – with lasting results. Read at Telstra In:Sight.


Navigation crucial skill for rock art expert

One of the toughest challenges is disorientation. Out in the field, Griffith University rock art expert Professor Paul Tacon, 58, must constantly retain a keen sense of his whereabouts. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


Disruptive DNA: Groundswell for mobile health

Founder Jennifer Xu shares her secrets on bringing a successful mHealth (mobile health) app to the Chinese market. Read at ANZ Your World.


Disruptive DNA: East Coast Cool

Innovator Bunny Yan, 34, runs an upcycling platform all about turning trash – or oddments – into striking new, eco-friendly products. Yan’s Shanghai-based startup, “The Squirrelz”, which raised US $417,000 in seed funding, has won glowing coverage and even scored her a visit to the White House.

Read at ANZ Your World.


CYBER SECURITY: ARE YOUR PEOPLE THE PROBLEM?

Chief information officers typically take a high-tech approach to cyber security, unwisely ignoring a crucial, familiar presence: staff. Read at Telstra In:Sight.