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Ancient fossil fills a 75 million-year gap and rewrites lizard and snake history

Impression of _Megachirella wachtleri_ walking through the vegetation about 240 million years ago in what is now the Dolomites region of Italy. Davide Bonadonna , Author provided

Australia is famous for its many lizards and snakes, but whe


Originally published in The Conversation.

A new, data-based checklist to help boost women in science leadership

Science societies are a vital part of research life, creating vital networking, grant and leadership opportunities for researchers.


Originally published in The Conversation.

More than just money: getting caught in a romance scam could cost you your life

Maria Exposto (centre), as she was escorted by the high court in Malaysia in December 2017.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: Why do Aussies have a different accent to Canadians, Americans, British people and New Zealanders?

Australia and New Zealand are neighbours but our accents are quite different. We even have different words for things. www.shutterstock.com

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The BS and the science of nanotechnology

Carbon nanotubes are one of the products created from engineering at the nanoscale.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Preliminary report on Uber's driverless car fatality shows the need for tougher regulatory controls

A woman was hit and killed by an Uber driverless vehicle while attempting to cross a road in Tempe, Arizona in March. Uber

The US National Transportation Safety Board has released a


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: will the universe expand forever, or contract in a big crunch?

About a century ago, we didn’t even know that galaxies existed. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC, CC BY-SA

This is an article from Curious Kids, a


Originally published in The Conversation.

Demasi cleared, but images in science continue to attract intense scrutiny

A western blot allows scientists to detect specific proteins in tissue samples.


Originally published in The Conversation.