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How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Moana takes to the sea. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

This article contains minor spoilers.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Molecules do not have colour!

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery.

Every year the Pantone Color Institute nominates a colour of the year. It is “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” This year, it is Greenery, inspired by nature and symbolic of new beginnings.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Errors in Centrelink's debt recovery system were inevitable, as in all complex systems

Since it announced a crackdown on outstanding debt in June last year, Centrelink has sent debt recovery letters to thousands of Australian welfare recipients.


Originally published in The Conversation.

There are six styles of love. Which one best describes you?

There's not just one way to feel or express love. Shutterstock

Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australian banks go back to ACCC to further delay customers from getting Apple Pay

Banks still holding out on Apple Pay Author

The 3 major Australian banks have signalled that they have no intention of supporting Apple Pay any time soon with an updated submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


Originally published in The Conversation.

Baby galaxies light up the universe

Galaxy cluster MACS 0416 bends light around it due to huge amounts of dark matter, indicated in cyan, acting as a magnifying lens for any background objects in the magenta regions. STScI/NASA/CATS Team/R.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why it's time for Australia to launch its own space agency

Any nation that hopes to have a space program needs to be able to keep an eye on its orbiting assets at all times. This means that Australia has become a key link in the global chain of ground-based tracking stations.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Is NBN Co's CEO right that Australians aren't interested in ultra-fast broadband?

Are Australian's uninterested in speed? NBN Co

Whilst announcing NBN Co’s 2017 half year results, CEO Bill Morrow stated that there was little market demand for fas


Originally published in The Conversation.

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

An artist's impression of a Sun-like star close to a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole, with a mass of about 100 million times the mass of our Sun. ESA/Hubble, ESO, M. Kornmesser

Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How to find success as a woman in science

As children we are encouraged to dream big, and many young people – including young women and girls – aspire to a career in science.

While there are role models at the top tiers of science combating gender bias, the jump from PhD student to lead researcher may at first seem insurmountable for many women.


Originally published in The Conversation.