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Revealed: the Sun's secret plan to become a lithium factory

Picture of the Sun taken by the SOHO space telescope. NASA/ESA

Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from?


Originally published in The Conversation.

$2.5 billion lost over a decade: 'Nigerian princes' lose their sheen, but scams are on the rise

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Last year, Australians reported more than A$634 million lost to fraud, a significant jump from $489.7 million the year before.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

Department of Defence

With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: what does the Sun's core look like?

Artist's interpretation of the inside of the Sun. James Josephides, CAS Swinburne University of Technology

What does the Sun’s core look like? Sophie, aged 8, Perth


Originally published in The Conversation.

Reddit removes millions of pro-Trump posts. But advertisers, not values, rule the day

On Monday, online discussion platform Reddit permanently took down its largest community of Donald Trump supporters, r/The_Donald.


Originally published in The Conversation.

In a first discovery of its kind, researchers have uncovered an ancient Aboriginal archaeological site preserved on the seabed

S Wright, Author provided

For most of the human history of Australia, sea levels were much lower than they are today, and there was extra dry land where people lived.


Originally published in The Conversation.

By persisting with COVIDSafe, Australia risks missing out on globally trusted contact tracing

Australia has ruled out abandoning the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app in favour of the rival “Gapple” model developed by Google and Apple, which is gaining widespread support around the world. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth told The Project the COVIDSafe app was “a great platform”.


Originally published in The Conversation.