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60 years after it first gazed at the skies, the Parkes dish is still making breakthroughs

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The CSIRO’s 64-metre Parkes Radio Telescope was commissioned on October 31 1961.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Facebook relaunches itself as 'Meta' in a clear bid to dominate the metaverse

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company will change its name to Meta, saying


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why are birds' eggs colourful? New research shows it's linked to the shape of their nests

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Of all the vertebrates on Earth – that is, animals with backbones – birds are the only ones that lay colourful eggs. Scientists are still unsure why, but new research brings us a step closer to finding out.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The bryozoan mystery: a new look at an old fossil reveals the origin of these tiny coral-like creatures

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Most groups of modern animals had their beginnings more than half a billion years ago in an amaz


Originally published in The Conversation.

A new proposed privacy code promises tough rules and $10 million penalties for tech giants

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This week the federal government announced proposed legislation to develop an online privacy code (or “OP Code”) setting tougher


Originally published in The Conversation.

New Zealanders are super-connected. When restrictions lift in Auckland, it won't take much to amplify Delta's spread

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As Aotearoa New Zealand moves from elimination to suppression, we need to understand how this could change the nature of transmission from Auckland’s Delta outbreak to the rest of New Zealand.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Windows XP turns 20: Microsoft's rise and fall points to one thing — don't fix what isn't broken

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Twenty years on from the public release of Windows XP, the popular operating system is still regarded one of Microsoft’s greatest achievements.


Originally published in The Conversation.