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'What is my IP address?' Explaining one of the world's most Googled questions

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What is my IP? It’s an odd question in most people’s minds, yet it’s one of the top ten most-searched questions on Google.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How much will our oceans warm and cause sea levels to rise this century? We've just improved our estimate

Jakob Weis, University of Tasmania, Author provided

Knowing how much sea levels are likely to rise during this century is vital to our understanding of future climate change, but previous estimates have generated wide


Originally published in The Conversation.

Ray-Ban Stories let you wear Facebook on your face. But why would you want to?

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In partnership with eyewear brand Ray-Ban, Facebook has released its first pair of smart glasses, offering wearers the abi


Originally published in The Conversation.

Saving these family-focused lizards may mean moving them to new homes. But that's not as simple as it sounds

Holly Bradley, Author provided

Am I not pretty enough? This article is part of The Conversation’s series introduci


Originally published in The Conversation.

How the terrifying evacuations from the twin towers on 9/11 helped make today's skyscrapers safer

The 2001 World Trade Center disaster was the most significant high-rise evacuation in modern times, and the harrowing experiences of the thousands of survivors who successfully escaped the twin towers have had a significant influence on building codes and standards. One legacy of the 9/11 tragedy is that today’s skyscrapers can be emptied much more safely and easily in an emergency.


Originally published in The Conversation.

I'd prefer an ankle tag: why home quarantine apps are a bad idea

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South Australia has begun a trial of a new COVID app to monitor arrivals into the state.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Technology is key for refugees starting new lives in Australia. But women and children don't have equal access

As evacuees and refugees from Afghanistan start their new lives in Australia, their ability to navigate the digital world will be crucial. Our research, published today, reveals how newly arrived refugees use digital technologies as they begin this new chapter.


Originally published in The Conversation.

9/11 conspiracy theories debunked: 20 years later, engineering experts explain how the twin towers collapsed

Roberto Robanne/AP

The collapse of the World Trade Center has been subject to intense public scrutiny over the 20 years since the centre’s twin towers were struck by aircraft hijacked by terrorists.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The world is desperate for new antibiotics, and New Zealand's unique fungi are a source of promising compounds

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While we’re all rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic at the moment, the SARS-CoV-2 virus isn’t the only microbial threat we face.


Originally published in The Conversation.