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The Thousand Talents Plan is part of China's long quest to become the global scientific leader

The Thousand Talents Plan is a Chinese government program to attract scientists and engineers from overseas. Since the plan began in 2008, it has recruited thousands of researchers from countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Canada, Japan, France and Australia.


Originally published in The Conversation.

If Facebook really pulls news from its Australian sites, we'll have a much less compelling product

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Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if


Originally published in The Conversation.

NZ's cyber security centre warns more attacks likely following stock market outages

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The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has The Conversation.

Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers

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While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute


Originally published in The Conversation.

Can the Moon be a person? As lunar mining looms, a change of perspective could protect Earth's ancient companion

The Apollo 17 lunar lander surrounded by tyre tracks. NASA

Everyone is planning to return to the Moon.


Originally published in The Conversation.

'Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook

Have you used Google lately and been greeted by a yellow warning saying that the way Australians search on Google is under threat?


Originally published in The Conversation.

From 7809 Marcialangton to 7630 Yidumduma: 5 asteroids named after Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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This year’s Mabo Day, June 3, was a special day for Indigenous astronomy.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Digging your own digital grave: how should you manage the data you leave behind?

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Throughout our lifetimes we consume, collate, curate, host and produce a staggering quantity of data – some by our own hand, some by others on our behalf, and some without our knowledg


Originally published in The Conversation.