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Frozen cones on Pluto – the first discovery of ice volcanoes?

Ice Volcanoes on Pluto? NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Ice volcanoes have shaped my life, and until today I didn’t even know if they actually existed.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Stressed? Meditation or some quiet time alone may help... if only you can find the time!

It is hard to relax from the pressures of work and family, because they never stop!

After a few relatively manic weeks at work, I was recently unpacking the dishwasher contemplating the new, easier phase of life that my husband and I were about to enter.

Originally published in The Conversation.

When authenticity and advertising collide on social media

Esenna O'Neill's dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity. Vimeo

Be true to yourself! Embrace the

Originally published in The Conversation.

We need to fund more than just science priorities for Australia's future

What about the research that's not considered a 'priority'? Flickr/Grant Williamson, CC BY-NC

It’s not long to go before Wednesday’s deadline for the 2016 The Conversation.

From Newton to Einstein: the origins of general relativity

General relativity didn't happen overnight, but took several steps to come to fruition. Shutterstock

One hundred years ago in November 1915, Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences his new theory of

Originally published in The Conversation.

FactCheck Q&A: do we only have space for about 150 people in our lives?

Author and ecologist Paul Ehrlich, speaking on Q&A. Q&A

The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Delving deep into caves can teach us about climate past and present

Caves, such as Cathedral Cave at Wellington Caves Reserve, can tell a great deal about past climate. Martin S Andersen, Author provided

Have you ever enjoyed the cool refuge that an underground cave offers from a hot summer’s day?

Originally published in The Conversation.

It's time for an eAustralia Card

A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business. Shutterstock

Australian e-government is a long way behind many other developed nations.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Driverless cars will change the way we think of car ownership

This is her first car, and it may be the last one she owns. Shutterstock

The transition to fully driverless cars is still several years away, but vehicle automation has already started to change the way we are thinking about transportation, and

Originally published in The Conversation.

Where we are on the road to driverless cars

The first driverless car tests are set to commence in South Australia this year. Volvo

Who doesn’t like the idea of getting in your car, sitting back finishing off your coffee and reading the paper while the vehicle whisks you to your destination?

Originally published in The Conversation.