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White supremacists believe in genetic 'purity'. Science shows no such thing exists

Far-right white supremacist ideology is on the rise in Europe, North America and Australia. It appeals to a racist notion whereby many white supremacists see themselves as members of a “pure” race that is at risk of dilution and contamination.


Originally published in The Conversation.

NBN upgrades explained: how will they make internet speeds faster? And will the regions miss out?

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The federal government has announced a A$3.5 billion upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN) that will grant two million households on-demand access to faster fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) internet by 2023.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Google News favours mainstream media. Even if it pays for Australian content, will local outlets fall further behind?

Google’s role in delivering audiences to news outlets has been under scrutiny of late. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s initiative to redirect advertising revenue from Google and Facebook to news publishers has led to threats of a news boycott by both companies.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Healthcare, minerals, energy, food: how adopting new tech could drive Australia's economic recovery

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Over the next few years, science and technology will have a vital role in supporting Australia’s economy as it strives to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.


Originally published in The Conversation.

PTSD and psychoactive drugs: MDMA treatment shows potential, but others lack evidence

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Can psychoactive drugs be used to treat mental health problems?


Originally published in The Conversation.

If there is life on Venus, how could it have got there? Origin of life experts explain

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The recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus is exciting, as it may serve as a potential sign o


Originally published in The Conversation.

Facebook's virtual reality push is about data, not gaming

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Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the


Originally published in The Conversation.

Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly is still required

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You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample:


Originally published in The Conversation.