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Anonymous takes on Islamic State and that's not a good thing

Anonymous can do more harm than good in its war on Islamic State. Flickr/Pierre Rennes , CC BY

It’s been a week since the


Originally published in The Conversation.

Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?

We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we're about to get a lot more connected. Flickr/kris krug, CC BY-NC-ND

Imagine a world that is even more connected technolog


Originally published in The Conversation.

Women get a much needed boost in research funding gender equity plan

A new plan will help women ascend to the highest levels in academia. Shutterstock

Women make up 44% of Australian academics, but just 24% of professors.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Do you share more genes with your mother or your father?

To whom is she more closely related? Shutterstock

Many of your relatives probably have an answer to the question of whether you are more your mother or your father’s child. But the correct answer to the question is not as simple as it might seem.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Touch screens: why a new transparent conducting material is sorely needed

With reserves of indium tin oxide running low, what will replace it as the leader in transparent conducting materials? B Zedan/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

Touch screens are incorporated into almos


Originally published in The Conversation.

The Man Who Knew Infinity: a mathematician's life comes to the movies

Dev Patel plays Ramanujan (right) with Jeremy Iron's as his Cambridge mentor G H Hardy (left) in The Man Who Knew Infinity. Icon Films

The movie The Man Who Knew Infinity is about Sriniv


Originally published in The Conversation.

How social media was key to Islamic State's attacks on Paris

An image of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being behind the Paris attacks, was published in the Islamic State's social media website. Reuters

While the average person was getting on with life in Paris before last Friday’s terror bombings and shootings, The Conversation.

Without grandmothers we might not be here at all

Grandmother amusing her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station, New York City, 07/1947 (National Records and Archives Administration, U.S.). Wikimedia co


Originally published in The Conversation.

The mighty dinosaurs were bugged by other critters

Even Tyrannosaurus rex had to deal with the smaller irritations in life. Pixabay/AnoviJoe, CC BY

Dinosaurs were the dominant group of terrestrial vertebrate animals for more tha


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's complicated. The OECD details problems with Australia's health care system

Artist impression Perth Children's Hospital Department of Health WA

The OECD has this week released a report of their evalua


Originally published in The Conversation.