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Eruptions and lava flows on Kilauea: but what's going on beneath Hawai'i's volcano?

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen increasingly spectacular images reported in the news of the ongoing eruption at Kilauea volcano, on the Pacific island of Hawai'i.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Tough new EU privacy regulations could lead to better protections in Australia

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25. Shutterstock

Major personal data breaches, such as those that occurred recently at the The Conversation.

How a trip to Antarctica became a real-life experiment in decision-making

The Homeward Bound initiative works with women in science to enhance their opportunity to take up leadership roles globally Oli Samson, Author provided

This adventurous tale is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out. Enjoy!


Originally published in The Conversation.

A record $340 million lost to fraud in Australia, says latest ACCC report

Millions of dollars lost in fraud in 2017, up on the year before. Shutterstock/Pearl diver

More than A$340 million was reported lost by Australian victims of fraud schemes in 2017, up A$40 million on the previous year.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's time to stop exposing people to the dangers of Facilitated Communication

Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s. Shutterstock

Anna Stubblefield, an ex-Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy, was convicted in 2015 of the rape of an intellectuall


Originally published in The Conversation.

An expanding universe and distant stars: tips on how to experience cosmology from your backyard

The things you can do with an amaterur telescope. Shutterstock/AstroStar

For people like me, light years, the expanding universe and the Big Bang are part of daily language.


Originally published in The Conversation.

New 'virtual kidnapping' scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

Student data is a popular target for hackers and a hot product on the online black market. Shutterstock

A warning about a “new” international scam targeting Chinese students in Austr


Originally published in The Conversation.

How to get to Australia ... more than 50,000 years ago

Sunset looking across Port Warrender to the Mitchell Plateau on the Kimberley coast.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why blasters miss their mark and other science stunners in Solo: A Star Wars Story

A young Han Solo with Chewbacca. Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the first in the new line of Star Wars films and revolves around one of the most lovable characters in the films, the (young) Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich.


Originally published in The Conversation.

AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation

Sure your AI assistant can book an appointment for you, but what about any meaningful conversation? Shutterstock/Bas Nastassia

Google recently unveiled its latest talking AI, called Duplex.


Originally published in The Conversation.