Katie Johnson

Katherine Johnson, usually going by just ‘Katie’, is a member of Port Phillip Publishing’s editorial team, as well as the Editor of the Saturday edition of Markets & Money. Katie works with all of your editors to maintain the quality of their research and analysis. In her Saturday Markets & Money articles she specialises in cryptocurrency and technology stories, and brings you a recap of the week from your other Markets and Money editors.

Money Grows on Buds

According to a report by Global Market Insights, the global medical cannabis industry is set to surpass $77.4 billion by 2024. And that’s not even taking into account the incredible potential of the recreational market.

The Company Seeking an End to Cancer

The radium girls — who are still (literally) glowing in their graves — are an important reminder of the tragic consequences of medical ignorance. They not only demonstrate how little we knew about cancer back…

Why We’re All Wrong to Fear this Energy Alternative

When you look at images of the monstrous, billowing mushroom clouds that arise from the explosion of a nuclear bomb, they’re almost serene. Destruction of that magnitude is so jaw dropping that you’d be forgiven for assuming the bomb was silent. Something with the power to obliterate everything in its path, faster than you can … Read More

The Race to Become Superhuman

Cancer is ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’, as author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee puts it in his best selling book of the same name. It is the be-all and end-all disease, and has the potential…

Why Don’t You Just Stay in Bed?

The drag of driving to work in congested traffic, sitting at a desk for eight hours, then driving home in even more congested traffic, five days a week, ad infinitum, isn’t everyone’s idea of a…

Boycott Facebook Before it Sinks

On Thursday, Facebook posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in US stock market history. Their market capitalisation dropped by $119 billion, falling to $510 billion, while their stock price plummeted…

Robots Teaching Toddlers?

For education around the globe, this is an enormous leap into the future. While the classrooms of the 2000s were focussed on teaching students how to use Microsoft Word, the challenge for teachers now is…

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