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Desperately seeking Bitcoin's Satoshi Nakamoto

Who is the mystery man behind Bitcoin, and why do we want to know? Flickr/stuart anthony, CC BY-NC

In 2008, someone calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto posted a The Conversation.

This year's Geminid meteor shower will be a true spectacle

A composite image of the Geminid Meteors. Phil Hart/Tanya Hill, Author provided

The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the highlights of every year and 20


Originally published in The Conversation.

Darkness is disappearing and that's bad news for astronomy

The Dreamtime constellation of The Emu rises out of the glow of Sydney, 350km away from the Australian Astronomical Observatory. David Malin, Author provided

Astronomers have much to celebrate in the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (The Conversation.

Your broadband router is not as secure as you think it is

Your broadband router might not look like much, but it's your first line of defence against cyber attack. Matt J Newman/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Between your home network and the internet sits your broadband router.


Originally published in The Conversation.

GM crops can benefit organic farmers too

Genetically modified soybeans. Reuters/Bogdan Cristel

Have you eaten organic food today? If you have eaten anything, then technically you’ve eaten organic.


Originally published in The Conversation.

In the driver's seat of evolution

Rice terraces reshape mountains in southern China. Wikimedia commons

Humans have had a profound influence over evolution; ours and the evolution of many other species.


Originally published in The Conversation.

What to look for when buying a telescope

A telescope can open up on the wonders of the heavens. Grand Canyon National Park/Flickr, CC BY

I’m often asked what inspired me to become an astronomer, and I explain that a pivotal moment for me was stargazing through my grandfather’s telesco


Originally published in The Conversation.

Expert panel: what the national innovation statement means for science

Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia. AAP/Lukas Coch

After talking up innovation since his appointment as Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull today announced his much anticipated National Innovation and Science Agenda (The Conversation.

Five ways to kickstart the STEM economy in Australia

Bright ideas need help to come to fruition. Shutterstock

The word “innovation” has taken on a new currency in the Australian research sector.


Originally published in The Conversation.