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The evolutionary history of men and women should not prevent us from seeking gender equality

Studies of twins let us see the contributions that genes, upbringing and culture make to behaviour.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device

Sales of Apple smartwatches are increasing, while Fitbit sales are on the decline. By Crew [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY

Christmas is upon us, and the


Originally published in The Conversation.

No sign of alien life 'so far' on the mystery visitor from space, but we're still looking

An artist's impression of `Oumuamua, assuming it's a rock. ESO/M.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Thinking of taking up WeChat? Here's what you need to know

Australia was one of the first offshore markets targeted by WeChat Pay. from www.shutterstock.com

WeChat is the The Conversation.

Google's artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes

Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting around Kepler-90. NASA

Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASA’s collaboration with Google’s


Originally published in The Conversation.

We found evidence of early humans in the jungles of Borneo

Digging in Traders Cave in the iconic Niah Caves archaeological complex. Darren Curnoe excavates while Roshan Peiris observes. (Photo: Mhd. S.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Calling all parents – Australia's future female scientists need your support now

Girls need their parents to support them in heading towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Structuring thought and imagination brick by brick, Lego is more than child's play

Lego is not just a toy. The bricks are designed as a universal tool to make anything we can imagine.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Engineers, philosophers and sociologists release ethical design guidelines for future technology

A team of technologists have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical. from www.shutterstock.com

If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alex


Originally published in The Conversation.