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Personality traits may drive our ideas about fairness and sharing

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Disputes over fairness can create conflict. Families squabble over inheritances, societies polarise around the question of how to distribute wealth fairly, and nations become mired in territorial quarrels.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Digital tech is the future, but a new report shows Australia risks being left in the past

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Digital technologies are now at the heart of our everyday lives, as anyone who has swapped their office for a videoconferencing screen, o


Originally published in The Conversation.

Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires

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If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday, it’s likely your email travelled through an undersea internet cable.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why does my internet connection feel slow and jumpy, even when my internet speed is high?

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Of the 8.2 million homes and businesses active on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in July 2021, 77% are now The Conversation.

Pregnant male seahorses support up to 1,000 growing babies by forming a placenta

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Supplying oxygen to their growing offspring and removing carbon dioxide is a major challenge for every pregnant animal.


Originally published in The Conversation.

There she blows: the internal 'magma filter' that prompts ocean island volcanoes to erupt

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The volcanoes we see on Earth’s surface are just the tip of the iceberg.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australia's yellow international arrival cards are getting a COVID-era digital makeover. Here are 5 key questions

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As Australia prepares to lift the ban on international travel, the federal government has awarded Irish-based IT multinational Accenture a A$75 million contract to develop a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) system.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

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US startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction a


Originally published in The Conversation.