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Some cybersecurity apps could be worse for privacy than nothing at all

Apple has removed several security tools from the Mac app store after they were found to be collecting unnecessary personal data. Shutterstock

It’s been a busy few weeks for cybersecurity researchers and reporters.


Originally published in The Conversation.

When Thailand and Australia were closer neighbours, tectonically speaking

The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia. Romana Dew, Author provided

Thousands of Australians travel to Thailand each year to lie on a beach at Phuket, meditate at a Buddhist temple in


Originally published in The Conversation.

How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

Scientists working at the central peak of Gosses Bluff meteorite crater in Northern Territory.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Fighting frog fungus: Lee Berger wins PM's Life Scientist 2018 award

In 1998 Lee Berger identified a skin fungus as the cause of unexplained mass frog deaths.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Senate inquiry calls for tougher rules on pet food in Australia

Pet owners need to know the food they feed their pets is safe. Flickr/Tiomax, CC BY

Compulsory rules for the standards and labelling of pet food in Australia are among the r


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think

While robots in classrooms are still very new, some early examples of success are emerging. Shutterstock

C3PO, R2D2 and Wall-E: three distinctly memorable robots that captured our hearts as they


Originally published in The Conversation.

Under the hammer: artwork by an algorithm is up for auction, so does that mean AI is now creative?

Would you buy a painting created by artificial intelligence? Obvious

A painting generated by artificial intelligence will go up for sale a


Originally published in The Conversation.

Yes, a tsunami could hit Sydney – causing flooding and dangerous currents

Manly's The Corso pedestrian area could be flooded if a large tsunami arrived at Sydney Harbour.


Originally published in The Conversation.

VR technology gives new meaning to ‘holidaying at home’. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life. Shutterstock

As virtual reality techn


Originally published in The Conversation.