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Why I joined #500queerscientists

LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Teaching law students creative skills could save the profession from automation

Despite changes to legal technology, Australian law schools remain wedded to an old fashioned teaching model. Shutterstock

The Conversation.

Fossil fish with platypus-like snout shows that coral reefs have long been evolution hotspots

A life reconstruction of _Brindabellaspis stensioi_, an unusual placoderm fish from the 400-million-year old Burrinjuck reef in New South Wales, Australia.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Turbulence isn't just a science problem

A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's not clear where Trump's 'Space Force' fits within international agreement on peaceful use of space

Overnight US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a “Space Force” as a separate force of the US military.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree

Fortnite is a web based multi player survival game developed by Epic Games. Shutterstock

Could your child be addicted to playing video games? Maybe.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The privacy problem with camera traps: you don't know who else could be watching

A spotted-tailed Quoll detected during a small mammal survey at Carrai Plateau, New South Wales. Paul Meek, Author provided

We use remotely activated cameras – known as camera traps – to study the ecology and population responses of wildlife and pest species in management


Originally published in The Conversation.

Technology is both a weapon and a shield for those experiencing domestic violence

Safety cards that allow victims to press a button to alert a 24/7 call centre have proved successful in protecting victims from further abuse.


Originally published in The Conversation.