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Aim for the middle: it could be your best shot for a goal in a penalty shootout

Shoot straight: could be wise words for those looking to score in any penalty shootout. Shutterstock/Eugene Onischenko

Soccer may be a game of two halves, but if neither side wins


Originally published in The Conversation.

Informed consent, individual care vital to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

It's hard to plan for future fertility. from www.shutterstock.com

For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How video assistant referees could undermine on-field referees at the FIFA World Cup

Video-assistant referees (VAR) were introduced into the FIFA World Cup for the first time this year.

For those who haven’t been paying attention: VAR are a team of off-field officials who can replay and review video of on-field refereeing decisions – particularly those involving goals, goalscoring opportunities, and penalties.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How Australian universities can get better at cyber security

The Australian National University has been working with intelligence agencies to minimise the impact of a cyber attack on its systems. The Conversation.

How imagery and media coverage influence our empathy for strangers

Footage of 12 boys trapped in a cave system in Thailand has inundated our screens in recent days.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

Nobody knows for sure where black holes lead to. Shutterstock

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Robots can learn a lot from nature if they want to 'see' the world

'Seeing' through robot eyes. Shutterstock/TrifonenkoIvan

Vision is one of nature’s amazing creations that has been with us for hundreds of millions of years.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Time to honour a historical legend: 50 years since the discovery of Mungo Lady

It's been 50 years since the find of burnt bones in ancient soil, eroded from deep in shoreline dune in NSW. Jim Bowler, Author provided

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this article contains the images and names of


Originally published in The Conversation.

Driverless cars really do have health and safety benefits, if only people knew

Driverless cars promise many benefits for the future of driving, but who really understands? Shutterstock/pikselstock

Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this.


Originally published in The Conversation.