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Why isn't Australia in deep space?

Why isn’t Australia in deep space?

Source: David Flannery, Planetary Scientist, Queensland University of Technology / The Conversation This weekend marks 50 years exactly since humans...
Ministers fiddle while buildings crack and burn

Ministers fiddle while buildings crack and burn

Source: Geoff Hanmer, Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture, UNSW / The Conversation The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met yesterday yet again...
Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that's lower than prison

Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a...

Source: Cherie Hugo, Teaching Fellow, Nutrition & Dietetics, Bond University / The Conversation The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality...
What's not to like? Instagram's trial to hide the number of 'likes' could save users' self-esteem

What’s not to like? Instagram’s trial to hide the number of ‘likes’ could save...

Source: Joanne Orlando, Researcher: Children and Technology, Western Sydney University / The Conversation Instagram is running a social media experiment...
It's a new era for Australia's whistleblowers – in the private sector

It’s a new era for Australia’s whistleblowers – in the private sector

Source: Dennis Gentilin, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University / The Conversation As strange as it might sound, whistleblowers in Australia have...
Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back from the Apollo 11 moonwalk

Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back...

Source: John Sarkissian, Operations Scientist, CSIRO / The Conversation The role Australia played in relaying the first television images of...
what is leptospirosis and how can it harm us and our pets?

what is leptospirosis and how can it harm us and our pets?

Source: Christine Griebsch, Specialist and Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine, University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of...
One-third of all preschool centres could be without a trained teacher in four years, if we do nothing

One-third of all preschool centres could be without a trained teacher in four years,...

Source: Megan O'Connell, Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne / The Conversation One-third of all preschools may lack a qualified...
How public libraries can help prepare us for the future

How public libraries can help prepare us for the future

Source: Matthew Finch, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland / The Conversation For generations, libraries have helped people explore...
Friday essay: why old is new again - the mid-century homes made famous by Don's Party and Dame Edna

Friday essay: why old is new again – the mid-century homes made famous by...

Source: Kirsty Volz, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland / The Conversation A Royal Victorian Small Homes House, designed in conjuction with The Age...
Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can't tell

Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell

Source: Lyndal Sleep, Research Fellow, Griffith University / The Conversation In Australia’s social security laws, the “couple rule” is used...
Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia

Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia

"Millions of children have seen their lives turned upside down by the torrential rainfall, flooding and landslides," Jean Gough, UNICEF Regional Director for South...
Australian writer Yang Hengjun is set to be charged in China at an awkward time for Australia-China relations

Australian writer Yang Hengjun is set to be charged in China at an awkward...

Source: Tony Walker, Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University / The Conversation Australia’s relations with China will be...

Nigeria, China Meet to Sustain Mutual Trade Relations

By Victoria OjemeAbuja — Bilateral relations between China and Nigeria have reached a new height following yesterday's meeting of the representatives of the two...
Being a Trump 'bestie' comes with its own challenges for Scott Morrison

Being a Trump ‘bestie’ comes with its own challenges for Scott Morrison

Source: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra / The Conversation “How good is this?” Scott might have said to...

Kenya: Nyaribari Chache MP Returns to India 23 Years Later to Repay Sh300 Loan

By Leonard OnyangoWhen Richard Nyagaka Tongi was student at Maulana Azad College in India, between 1985 and 1989, he frequented a grocery store near...
More than 28,000 species are officially threatened, with more likely to come

More than 28,000 species are officially threatened, with more likely to come

Source: Peter Kyne, Senior Research Fellow in conservation biology, Charles Darwin University / The Conversation More than 28,000 species around...
Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

Source: Adrian Beaumont, Honorary Associate, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne / The Conversation The next US presidential...
Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit that

Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit that

Source: Ramon Zenel Shaban, Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Disease Control at the University of Sydney, University of Sydney /...
Opera Australia's Whiteley brings together 3 icons to tell the artist's complicated story

Opera Australia’s Whiteley brings together 3 icons to tell the artist’s complicated story

Source: David Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Musicology, University of Sydney / The Conversation Review: Whiteley, Opera Australia, Sydney. Opera Australia’s newest...
Are sports programs closing the gap in Indigenous communities? The evidence is limited.

Are sports programs closing the gap in Indigenous communities? The evidence is limited.

Source: Rona Macniven, Research Fellow, University of Sydney / The Conversation Indigenous Australians have a long and proud heritage in...
We need to protect the heritage of the Apollo missions

We need to protect the heritage of the Apollo missions

Source: Alice Gorman, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Space Studies, Flinders University / The Conversation It’s 50 years since the...
First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners

First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners

Source: Anthony Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University / The Conversation In 2017, a small group of male prisoners participated...
How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare …

Source: Jonti Horner, Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland / The Conversation Even though we can see the Moon shining...

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