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We've crunched the numbers in McDonald's Monopoly challenge to find your chance of winning

The code that could see you a winner in McDonald's Monopoly competition. Paul McMillan

McDonald’s Monopoly competition is back this month offering a chance to win expensive prizes, all for the price of a Big Mac.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Mobile platforms can give refugees access to vital information when they arrive in Australia

The majority of refugees have access to smartphones. Tür a Tür Digital Factory, 2017, Author provided

Waves of asylum seekers emerging from conflict zones in Myanmar, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere are expected to add more than one million people to The Conversation.

We've got apps and radars – but can ants predict rain?

Folklore says we might be able to predict the coming of rain by observing the behaviour of ants.


Originally published in The Conversation.

A fresh opportunity to get regulation and engagement right – the case of synthetic biology

Synthetic biology has the potential to change how we do agriculture – but will the public accept it?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Dead as the moa: oral traditions show that early Māori recognised extinction

The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds' extinction. John Megahan / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-ND

Museums throughout Ao


Originally published in The Conversation.

Chelsea Manning and the rise of 'big data' whistleblowing in the digital age

Chelsea Manning will appear via video link at events in Brisbane and Melbourne this month – as the Australian government refuses to provide her a visa.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The synthetic biology revolution is now – here's what that means

Clinical trials using immune cells engineered through synthetic biology have been shown to push some patients into remission from blood cancer.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Gender inequalities in science won't self-correct: it's time for action

Coastal geoscience and engineering is a broad discipline focused on physical processes at the interface of land and sea. Marco Ferraz, Author provided

Harassed on fieldtrips. Excluded from projects. On the receiving end of micro-aggressions.


Originally published in The Conversation.

A nostalgic journey through the evolution of web design

The Space Jam website circa 1997 – all those planets are clickable. Internet Archive

The World Wide Web was invented almost 30 years ago by Tim Berners L


Originally published in The Conversation.

Facebook's new video 'Watch' option enters an already crowded market

The Facebook Watch logo now appears on mobile apps. The Conversation, CC BY-ND

Facebook’s global launch of its Watch video service fragments an


Originally published in The Conversation.