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3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

The only material we use more than concrete is water. Shutterstock

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy – worth A$10 trillion globally (equivalent to 13% of GDP).<


Originally published in The Conversation.

Taxonomy, the science of naming things, is under threat

Museum collections are repositories of specimens and data, including specimens, tissue samples and vocal recordings.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online

When individuals from different groups interact positively and cooperate online, society changes for the better. rawpixel/Unspalsh, CC BY

The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good


Originally published in The Conversation.

How the use of emoji on Islamophobic Facebook pages amplifies racism

Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play. Andre Hunter/Unsplash, CC BY-SA

In the aftermath of the The Conversation.

When the numbers aren't enough: how different data work together in research

The flu virus changes over time – which is why you need a different flu shot each year.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: How and why do magnets stick together?

Every magnet has two sides: a north pole and a south pole. Helena/flickr, CC BY-SA

This is an article from The Conversation.

How tracking people moving together through time creates powerful data

A group of people with something in common is called a 'cohort' in research.


Originally published in The Conversation.

How the open banking API could transform financial services to benefit consumers

FinTech is rapidly growing, both in Australia and internationally. Shutterstock

Until recently, the idea of waiting a day or two for a bank transfer to reach yo


Originally published in The Conversation.

Blasts from the past: how massive solar eruptions 'probably' detonated dozens of US sea mines

Solar flares captured on the Sun. NASA/SDO

An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the US Navy archives, according to a new


Originally published in The Conversation.