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Curious Kids: how do sea creatures drink sea water and not get sick?

Everything in an animal's body is made out of cells. And these cells need chemicals, such as salt, in and around them to work properly. The chemical balance needs to be just right.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Misreporting the science of lab-made organs is unethical, even dangerous

You'll be waiting a while for functional 3D-printed human organs.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Lights in the sky from Elon Musk's new satellite network have stargazers worried

The panel of 60 Starlink satellites just before they were released to go into orbit around Earth. Official SpaceX Photos

UFOs over Cair


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: are humans going to evolve again?

Two-footed walking, large human brains and using stone tools are all examples of evolution.

SpicyTruffel/Shutterstock

The Conversation.

Call for independent watchdog to monitor NZ government use of artificial intelligence

New Zealand is among a group of countries whose governments use predictive algorithms to help them make decisions. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND

New Zealand is a leader in government us


Originally published in The Conversation.

Titanium is the perfect metal to make replacement human body parts

Titanium is used in knee and hip replacements. Monstar Studio/Shutterstock

To mark the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements we’re taking a look at how researchers study some of the elements in their wor


Originally published in The Conversation.

What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?

One of the fireballs (highlighted by the red circle) captured over the Northern Territory. NT Emergency Services

Over the past few days a pair of spectacular fireballs have graced Australia’s skies.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: why are there waves?

Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation, CC BY-NC-ND

Curious Kids is a series for children.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Gamers use machine learning to navigate complex video games – but it's not free

Playing Dota 2? You can do better with a little help from machine learning. Shutterstock/hkhtt hj

Some of the world’s most popular video games track your activity as you play – but they’re not just gathering data for business or marketing purposes.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Blocking Huawei from Australia means slower and delayed 5G – and for what?

The United States and Australia are deliberately restricting the place of Chinese telco Huawei in their telecommunications landscapes.

We’re told these changes will be worth it from a security point of view.




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Originally published in The Conversation.