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Mauna a Wakea: Hawai'i's sacred mountain and the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope

A visualisation of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. TMT

Plans to build a new telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i have led to months of protests and arrests, The Conversation.

Turnbull's choice of communications minister will shape the NBN's future

Malcolm Turnbull has already worked hard on the NBN as Communications Minister, but who will he appoint as his replacement? AAP Image/Lukas Coch

The current Treasurer Joe Hockey’s name has been The Conversation.

Does Tinder's new 'Super Like' make you look too keen?

Tinder introduces the new 'Super Like' -- should you 'swipe up'? Eileen Chu and Stefano Verrelli, Author provided

In the search for love, the conventional wisdom would have us believe that The Conversation.

Why Facebook needs to do more to protect you from online abuse

Facebook is trying to manage abuse and hate speech. mkhmarketing/Flickr, CC BY

It took some persuading, but Facebook has agreed to j


Originally published in The Conversation.

How we plan to bring dark matter to light

Dark matter is notoriously hard to detect, but a new experiment might finally shed light on this mysterious substance. Dirk Dallas/Flickr, CC BY-NC

Long before we had the atomic theory of


Originally published in The Conversation.

What it's like to be a woman working in science, and how to make it better

There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science. CIAT/Flickr, CC BY-SA

This Wednesday saw the launch of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) The Conversation.

Turnbull's 'agile' government borrows from his IT past

Malcolm Turnbull appears to have drawn on his tech background to shape his vision of government. AAP Image/Joe Castro

Malcolm Turnbull has had many high-profile careers, including as a barrister, merchant banker and aspiring media proprietor. By far his most lucrative, however, was in the IT industry.


Originally published in The Conversation.

More Mad Max than max safety: teenagers don't dream of safe cars

Weapons and flames: this 'dream car' design by teenagers doesn't include any safety features. Bridie Scott-Parker, Author provided

Hardly a week goes by without The Conversation.

What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?

Malcolm Turnbull needs to find the right Communications Minister to handle the nbn AAP Image/Nikki Short

Now that Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in as prime minister, the choice of a replacement Communications


Originally published in The Conversation.