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Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

Rockstar Games has been criticised in the past for stereotypical portrayals of female characters in its games. Shutterstock

It’s common practice in the world of gaming for s


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's the right time to review the world's chemical weapons convention

Chemical weapons in civilian attacks;: Novichok decontamination work in the area where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found poisoned and unconscious in Salisbury, UK. Shutterstock/Amani A

The chemical weapons convention (CWC) is one of th


Originally published in The Conversation.

How digital media blur the border between Australia and China

WeChat is an all-in-one social media platform that combines services such as those offered by WhatsApp, Facebook, Uber and Apple Pay. Shutterstock

In this series


Originally published in The Conversation.

Evidence of aliens? What to make of research and reporting on 'Oumuamua, our visitor from space

An artist’s impression of `Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System. ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it's in the genes

Why does it cost so much to put a tea in a pot of hot water, anyway? from www.shutterstock.com

Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Yes, a WhatsApp message could be subject to FOI – but you'd have to find it first

Secure messaging services like WhatsApp often feature in the news in the context of their potential use by terrorists.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Toilets of the future must be designed with people in mind, not technology

Environmentally friendly toilets on display at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing on November 8. Shutterstock

Most of you reading this article probably have a comfo


Originally published in The Conversation.

A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard

An artist’s impression of the surface of the planet orbiting Barnard's Star. ESO - M.


Originally published in The Conversation.

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

The only material we use more than concrete is water. Shutterstock

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy – worth A$10 trillion globally (equivalent to 13% of GDP).<


Originally published in The Conversation.

Taxonomy, the science of naming things, is under threat

Museum collections are repositories of specimens and data, including specimens, tissue samples and vocal recordings.


Originally published in The Conversation.