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How quantum computers could steal your bitcoin

Part of IBM Research's quantum computer.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's a busy night sky this July, so make sure you look up

The Blood Moon from January 31, 2018.


Originally published in The Conversation.

When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

Academic journals rely on peer review to support editors in making decisions about what to publish.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Peer review has some problems – but the science community is working on it

Peer review takes time – around seven to eight hours per paper if done properly. from www.shutterstock.com

Peer review is the central foundation of science.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Rethinking _Homo sapiens_? The story of our origins gets dizzyingly complicated

_Homo sapiens_ evolved in the East African rift valley...but then what happened?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Humankind's odyssey from Africa began more than two million years ago

Looking for food, water and maybe adventure? Unsplash

Can you imagine walking 14,000km? Trekking across wide savannas, down creek beds, along mountain chains in terrain that is new and home to foreign types of plants and animals? Can I eat this?


Originally published in The Conversation.

More of us are opting for 'digital detox' holidays

There is limited mobile reception on Mt Kosciusko in New South Wales. soapboxquip/Flickr, CC BY-NC

John Briggs, a 40-year-old on holiday, texted his wife Shirley: “Loo


Originally published in The Conversation.

Aim for the middle: it could be your best shot for a goal in a penalty shootout

Shoot straight: could be wise words for those looking to score in any penalty shootout. Shutterstock/Eugene Onischenko

Soccer may be a game of two halves, but if neither side wins


Originally published in The Conversation.

Informed consent, individual care vital to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

It's hard to plan for future fertility. from www.shutterstock.com

For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital.


Originally published in The Conversation.