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Curious Kids: is the sky blue on other planets?

Unlike Earth's atmosphere, Jupiter's 'sky' hosts magnificent shades of orange, white, brown and blue. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt, The Conversation.

'Death by a thousand cuts': women of colour in science face a subtly hostile work environment

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It’s hard for women to succeed in science. Our research shows it’s even harder for women of colour.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Tinder's new safety features won't prevent all types of abuse

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The dating app Tinder has faced increasing scrutiny over abusive interactions on the service.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Electric car sales tripled last year. Here's what we can do to keep them growing

A total of 6718 electric vehicles were sold in Australia in 2019. That’s three times as many as in 2018, but it’s still small beer. More than a million fossil-fueled light vehicles (including SUVs and utes) were sold in the same period.


Originally published in The Conversation.

I walked 1,200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here's why

Sophie Cross, Author provided

In 2017 and 2018 I walked the equivalent of 28 marathons in the scorching Western Australian outback. Why, you ask?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Genetic secrets of almost 2,700 cancers unveiled by landmark international project

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Scientists have revealed the detailed genetic makeup of thousands of cancer samples, yielding new insights into the genes that drive the many and varied forms of the disease.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Charging your phone using a public USB port? Beware of 'juice jacking'

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Have you ever used a public charging station to charge your mobile phone when it runs out of battery? If so, watch out for “juice jacking”.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Darwin's 'smart city' project is about surveillance and control

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Darwin City Council installed a network of hundreds of new devices across the centre of the city last year.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Deep impact: grey seals clap underwater to communicate

Ben Burville, Author provided

Have you ever clapped your hands to get someone’s attention? The resulting “crack!” sound is hard to ignore, rising above and penetrating through any background noise.


Originally published in The Conversation.