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We've found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers

If you thought multiplication tables at school were hard, imagine multiplying numbers with billions of digits. Shutterstock/Nina Buday

Multiplication of two numbers is easy, right?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Squid team finds high species diversity off Kermadec Islands, part of stalled marine reserve proposal

This squid belongs to one of the families (Histioteuthidae) that is highly diverse but was not previously recorded from the Kermadecs. Richard Young, CC BY-SA

Squids and octopuses could be consid


Originally published in The Conversation.

How indigenous expertise improves science: the curious case of shy lizards and deadly cane toads

The Balanggarra Rangers are land management representatives of the Balanggarra people, the indigenous traditional owners of the East Kimberley.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Control, cost and convenience determine how Australians use the technology in their homes

Who's the boss in a smart home? Shutterstock/Tracy ben

We have access to plenty of technology that can serve us by automating more of our daily lives, doing everything from adjusting the temperature of our homes t


Originally published in The Conversation.

All female mammals have a clitoris – we're starting to work out what that means for their sex lives

New research shows dolphins have a large clitoris that is similar to the human organ. from www.shutterstock.com

Female enjoyment of sex is typically associated with the human species.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Edible seaweed can be used to grow blood vessels in the body

Fluorescence microscopy image of the newly formed blood vessels after injection of our seaweed-derived hydrogel in a muscle.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Artificial intelligence in Australia needs to get ethical, so we have a plan

Artificial intelligence needs to be developed with an ethical framework. Shutterstock/Alexander Supertramp

The question of whether technology is good or bad depends on how it’s developed and used.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Trapdoor spider species that stay local put themselves at risk

A palisade trapdoor spider of the new species _E.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The 'painless woman' helps us see how anxiety and fear fit in the big picture of pain

It's very difficult to separate anxiety and fear from the experience of pain linked with actual physical damage. francisco gonzalez / unsplash, CC BY

Imagine a life without pain.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why do we mix up faces? Game of Thrones might help us find the answer

Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and is one of the actors whose face is part of a new test of face recognition skills. AAP, CC BY-SA

In the The Conversation.