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How 'bling' makes us human

Necklaces and earrings in traditional Kenyan cultures denote messages about marriage and childbearing.


Originally published in The Conversation.

A recipe for mummy preservation existed 1,500 years before the Pharaohs

The Turin mummy was deliberately preserved, not just desiccated by dry, hot sands. R. Bianucci, Author provided

Ancient Egypt continues to throw up one fabulous surprise after another.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Aboriginal traditions describe the complex motions of planets, the 'wandering stars' of the sky

Venus shines bright in the sky above Victoria. Flickr/Indigo Skies Photography, CC BY-NC-ND

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this sto


Originally published in The Conversation.

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data

The Australian government has released a draft of its long awaited bill to provide law enforcement and security agencies with new powers to respond to the challenges posed by encryption.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why we're watching the giant Australian cuttlefish

Hello little ones! Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

Australia is home to the world’s only known site where cuttlefish gather to mate en masse.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The Meg! When the (giant prehistoric) shark bites, the science bites back

Giant sharks are no smiling matter for Jason Statham. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Meg is the blockbuster shark monster movie we didn’t realise we needed in our lives.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Digital homework tools should be more than just the textbook as an app

Is homework any better on a digital device? Shutterstock

Schools are increasingly incorporating digital technologies into their teaching practice, raising questions about whether these technologies actually enhance the learning process.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Facebook is all for community, but what kind of community is it building?

Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

There are many of us who stand for bringing people together and connecting the world.


Originally published in The Conversation.