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Lessons for Australia in the EU's algorithmic price war that ripped off consumers

"Resale price maintenance" is illegal in most countries that have competition law. Shutterstock

The European Commission imposed fines of more than The Conversation.

Einstein’s theory of gravity tested by a star speeding past a supermassive black hole

An artist’s impression of the path of star S2 as it passes very close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. The very strong gravitational field causes the colour of the star to shift slightly to the red. (Size and colour exaggerated for clarity.) ESO/M.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Let the light shine on super-fast wireless connections

Light can be used as a high-speed form of wireless communication. Shutterstock/ra2studio

We live in a world of wireless communications, from the early days of radio to new digital television, Wi-Fi and the latest 4G (soon to be 5G) connected smart devices.

Originally published in The Conversation.

How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red planet

We can create the right kind of food plants to survive on Mars. Shutterstock/SergeyDV

Preparations are already underway for missions<

Originally published in The Conversation.

It's not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online

Our likelihood of falling victim to catfish scams is increasing along with our screen time. Shutterstock

If you have engaged with internet culture at all in recent years, you

Originally published in The Conversation.

Discovered: a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars

Mars' south polar cap, as seen from Mars Global Surveyor.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Jupiter's new moons: an irregular bunch with an extra oddball that's the smallest discovered so far

A moon shadow on Jupiter, the red planet now has a dozen more moons added to the list or such orbiting bodies. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Jupiter is the largest planet in

Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: How do SIM cards make a phone work?

SIM cards contain a computer chip that can do some simple mathematics and store some data.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Taking on big tech: where does Australia stand?

How will Australia rule when it comes to big tech? shutterstock

Big tech is under fire in Europe.

Originally published in The Conversation.

'Use this app twice daily': how digital tools are revolutionising patient care

New electronic devices are being used by people of all ages to track activity, measure sleep and record nutrition. Shutterstock

Imagine you’ve recently had a heart attack.

Originally published in The Conversation.