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Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images

This article is about the power of emotive images to create social and political change. However, we have chosen not to display distressing images, including those of Aylan Kurdi, for ethical reasons.


Recent images and footage of migrant children housed in wire cages near the United States’ southern border have fuelled global outrage.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Data ethics is more than just what we do with data, it’s also about who’s doing it

Power over business, democracy and education will likely continue to lie with data and data-dependent tools, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why I joined #500queerscientists

LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Teaching law students creative skills could save the profession from automation

Despite changes to legal technology, Australian law schools remain wedded to an old fashioned teaching model. Shutterstock

The Conversation.

Fossil fish with platypus-like snout shows that coral reefs have long been evolution hotspots

A life reconstruction of _Brindabellaspis stensioi_, an unusual placoderm fish from the 400-million-year old Burrinjuck reef in New South Wales, Australia.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Turbulence isn't just a science problem

A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's not clear where Trump's 'Space Force' fits within international agreement on peaceful use of space

Overnight US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a “Space Force” as a separate force of the US military.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree

Fortnite is a web based multi player survival game developed by Epic Games. Shutterstock

Could your child be addicted to playing video games? Maybe.


Originally published in The Conversation.