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Why new laws are vital to help us control violence and extremism online

Only the law can hold internet companies criminally accountable. from www.shutterstock.com

The terrorist attack in Christchurch is a horrific attack on society.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Pets and owners - you can learn a lot about one by studying the other

The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet. Shutterstock/PM Production

There’s an old saying that pets and their owners become more similar as time goes by.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Stowaway mozzies enter Australia from Asian holiday spots – and they're resistant to insecticides

We might not be able to use common insecticides to kill mosquitoes that arrive from other countries. from www.shutterstock.com

Planning a trip to the tropics?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detect

How close can a potentially dangerous asteroid get before it's detected? Shutterstock/Alexyz3d

Earth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which The Conversation.

A brief history of science writing shows the rise of the female voice

Women played a role as both readers and authors in the history of science writing. Shutterstock/Africa Studio

Three centuries ago, when modern science was in its infancy, the gender disparity in education was not a gap but an abyss: few girls had any decent schooling at


Originally published in The Conversation.

Six images reveal how we ‘see' data and capture invisible science

Light bounces from an image to your eye, and is interpreted by your brain.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Skills like 'crap detection' can help kids meet cybersecurity challenges head on

Children will skirt around tech barriers if they feel restricted. from www.shutterstock.com

How well are we preparing the typical primary school kid for life when they graduate in 2032?


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: what makes an echo?

Do you think you could make an echo at Echo Point in Katoomba? The Conversation.

Anxieties over livestreams can help us design better Facebook and YouTube content moderation

Livestream on Facebook isn't just a tool for sharing violence – it has many popular social and political uses.


Originally published in The Conversation.

We did a breakthrough 'speed test' in quantum tunnelling, and here's why that's exciting

Future technologies will exploit today's advances in our understanding of the quantum world. Shutterstock/PopTika

When you deal with things at the quantum scale, where things are very small, the world is quite fuzzy and bizarre in comparison to our everyday experienc


Originally published in The Conversation.