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Dear robot Santa...

What if Santa was eventually replaced by an AI robot? Shutterstock/Aleutie

In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the editor of New York’s The Sun newspaper to ask whether her friends were right to say there was no Santa Claus.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously

Sunrise over Brisbane. Flickr/Sam Petherbridge, CC BY-NC-ND

Australia is already baking in the long hot days of summer, and today brings the longest day of them


Originally published in The Conversation.

Religion may alter your psychology, even if you're a non-believer

Many Australians celebrate Christmas, even those who don't identify as being Christian. from www.shutterstock.com

Sick of tinsel, carols and talk of virgin birth?


Originally published in The Conversation.

The evolutionary history of men and women should not prevent us from seeking gender equality

Studies of twins let us see the contributions that genes, upbringing and culture make to behaviour.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

Sales of Apple smartwatches are increasing, while Fitbit sales are on the decline. By Crew [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY

Christmas is upon us, and the


Originally published in The Conversation.

No sign of alien life 'so far' on the mystery visitor from space, but we're still looking

An artist's impression of `Oumuamua, assuming it's a rock. ESO/M.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Thinking of taking up WeChat? Here's what you need to know

Australia was one of the first offshore markets targeted by WeChat Pay. from www.shutterstock.com

WeChat is the The Conversation.

Google's artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes

Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting around Kepler-90. NASA

Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASA’s collaboration with Google’s


Originally published in The Conversation.

We found evidence of early humans in the jungles of Borneo

Digging in Traders Cave in the iconic Niah Caves archaeological complex. Darren Curnoe excavates while Roshan Peiris observes. (Photo: Mhd. S.


Originally published in The Conversation.