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How tracking people moving together through time creates powerful data

A group of people with something in common is called a 'cohort' in research.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How the open banking API could transform financial services to benefit consumers

FinTech is rapidly growing, both in Australia and internationally. Shutterstock

Until recently, the idea of waiting a day or two for a bank transfer to reach yo


Originally published in The Conversation.

Blasts from the past: how massive solar eruptions 'probably' detonated dozens of US sea mines

Solar flares captured on the Sun. NASA/SDO

An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the US Navy archives, according to a new


Originally published in The Conversation.

What it means when scientists say their results are 'significant'

Sometimes statistical analysis suggests a result is significant – but actually in real life it means very little.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Borneo cave discovery: is the world's oldest rock art in Southeast Asia?

Paintings of human figures from East Kalimantan.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: Are there living things on different galaxies?

Nobody knows for sure - but it's possible. Shutterstock

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How we wiped out the invasive African big-headed ant from Lord Howe Island

Not welcome: the African big headed ant might be small but it can be a pest if it gets in your home. CSIRO, Author provided

The invasive African big-headed a


Originally published in The Conversation.

The curious case of the missing workplace teaspoons

Teaspoons seem to have legs.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: Why do people grow to certain sizes?

Children grow up to look somewhat like their parents.


Originally published in The Conversation.