Negative growth in PNG’s non-resource sector: Researchers

The researchers said once the resource sector, which is made up of PNG’s petroleum, gas and mining projects, is excluded, the PNG economy contracted by almost 6 percent in 2015.

In their report titled: 2018 PNG economic survey, the UPNG and Australian National University academics said based on the latest National Statistical Office figures, it is now estimated that the non-resource economy contracted in 2015 by 5.9 percent after inflation.

Australian academics awarded for 'unboiling' egg, finding 'huh' in 31 languages

The award is a prestigious parody of the world's foremost scientific honour.

The Ig Nobels are awarded annually at Harvard University in honour of scientific achievements that "make people laugh, then make them think".

Professors Colin Raston from Flinders University in Adelaide took out the prize for creating the vortex fluidic device, which can unravel proteins or "unboil" an egg.