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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


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.

Apple's iPod came out two decades ago and changed how we listen to music. Where are we headed now?


On October 23, 2001, Apple released the iPod — a portable media player that promised to overshadow the clunky design and low storage capacity of MP3 players introduced in the mid-1990s.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Long read: reflections of a volcanologist as a science organisation faces charges in the wake of the 2019 Whakaari eruption

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This week, a case review hearing sought to set a trial date – now likely in 2023 – for 13 organisations and individuals facing charges in th

Originally published in The Conversation.

Australia's oldest dinosaur was a peaceful vegetarian, not a fierce predator

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Ipswich, about 40 kilometres west of Brisbane, seems an unlikely place to find dinosaur fossils. Yet the area has produced the oldest evidence of dinosaurs in Australia.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Facebook wants AI to find your keys and understand your conversations


Facebook has announced a research project that aims to push the “frontier of first-person perception”, and in the proc

Originally published in The Conversation.

Gun-toting robo-dogs look like a dystopian nightmare. That's why they offer a powerful moral lesson

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US-based military robot manufacturer Ghost Robotics has strapped a

Originally published in The Conversation.