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Twitter's live stream of the Melbourne Cup could change how we 'broadcast' sport

Now you can watch the race on Twitter. Flickr/Jupiter Firelyte, CC BY

The race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, will this year be The Conversation.

No limits: can the new guidelines on kids and screens work?

New guidelines for screen time for children should make it easier for parents. Shutterstock/Nednapa Sopasuntorn

There are big changes for families in the new recommendations to guide children’s use of anything with a screen, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones, televisions and video games.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Questions still need answering in Australia's largest health data breach

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Australian Red Cross Blood Service

In what is Australia’s biggest data breach of medical information, more than 550,000 customers of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service had personal and medical details


Originally published in The Conversation.

Apple's new MacBook Pro models bring a new touch to the traditional keyboard

MacBook Pro featuring the Touch Bar Apple

Apple revealed 3 new models of their MacBook Pro range Thursday on the 25th anniversary of Apple’s first notebook.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Relax, the expansion of the universe is still accelerating

The expanding universe. Shutterstock/suns butterfly

There’s been a whirlwind of commentary of late speculating that the acceleration of the expanding universe The Conversation.

Cosmic coincidence: the International Space Station passes by Venus and Saturn

The International Space Station caught gliding across the starry sky. Paul Williams/flickr, CC BY-ND

Look west in the evening sky and Venus is almost impossible to mi


Originally published in The Conversation.

What the universe looks like when viewed with radio eyes

To the naked eye, the universe we can see on a clear night is dotted with thousands of stars, but what would it look like if human eyes could see radio waves?

Deep in the Western Australian outback a radio telescope is demonstrating just that by painting a picture of the cosmos in all the colours of the radio.

It’s called the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), and over the past three years astronomers have used it to perform one of the largest sky surveys of all time, covering 90% of the southern sky.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Deaths at Dreamworld theme park could lead to safety changes for amusement rides

Investigations are under way following the tragic accident at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast on Tuesday that left four people dead.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Senate committee on ABS #CensusFail still points to basic failures on IBM's part

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Blame and recriminations were flying around today at the Senate committee’s inquiry into the ABS’s attempt at a “digital first”, online Australian census.


Originally published in The Conversation.

There’s no ‘Mars curse’ – it's just very hard to land there

Hopes of another successful landing on Mars were dashed last week when the Schiaparelli probe went missing in action during its descent onto the Red Planet.


Originally published in The Conversation.