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Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence

Evidence isn't always as straightforward as it might first seem. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC, CC BY-SA

You’ve had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they’re not real.


Originally published in The Conversation.

What we're looking for in Australia's Space Agency: views from NSW and SA

We're all waiting to hear what shape Australia's Space Agency will take.


Originally published in The Conversation.

With China's space station about to crash land, who's responsible if you get hit by space junk?

An artist's impression of Tiangong-1 in orbit. Aerospace Corporation

The defunct Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is falling back to Earth and about to crash land some time over the next few days.


Originally published in The Conversation.

I've always wondered: why does lemon juice lighten the colour of tea?

Adding lemon makes your tea taste nice - and changes its colour.


Originally published in The Conversation.

China’s falling space station highlights the problem of space junk crashing to Earth

China's Tiangong-1 space station is due to hit Earth, and Australia is in the crash landing zone. Cindy Zhi/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

Any day now, the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is exp


Originally published in The Conversation.

Is counter-attack justified against a state-sponsored cyber attack? It's a legal grey area

The US has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for cyber attacks. The Conversation.

Your online privacy depends as much on your friends’ data habits as your own

Many social media users have been shocked to learn the extent of their digital footprint. Shutterstock

In the aftermath of revelations about the alleged misuse of Facebook us


Originally published in The Conversation.

We're still playing catch up with academia's longstanding #MeToo sexual harassment problem

Recent violations of sexual harassment policies at universities have involved students as complainants.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The day Australian cricket lost its integrity and a country reacted with shock and anger

The public fury that greeted the premeditated ball tampering orchestrated by Australian cricketers Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and other team members in Cape Town suggests the incident is seen as diminishing the personal integrity of every Australian citizen.

As a sport psychologist for more than 30 years, I have seen the best and the worst of athlete behaviour but even I felt personally affronted.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Should lab-grown meat be labelled as meat when it's available for sale?

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Australian regulators will soon be faced with a challenge: can animal flesh produced in a lab be called meat?


Originally published in The Conversation.