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Australia's carbon market needs to be faster and smarter. Blockchain can help

Using blockchain to power Australia's carbon market could deliver tangible results., CC BY-SA

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Originally published in The Conversation.

Dig deep: Australia's mining know-how makes it the perfect $150m partner for NASA's Moon and Mars shots

In the wake of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s meeting with US President Donald Trump, the Australian government announced on Sunday a commitment of A$150million “into our local businesses and new technologies that will support NASA on its inspirational campaign to return to the Moon and travel to Mars”.

It is unclear at this point where the government intends to spend this money, but there’s no harm in some reflective speculation.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Real problem, wrong solution: why the Nationals shouldn't politicise the science replication crisis

The National Party, Queensland farming lobby group AgForce, and MP Bob Katter have banded together to propose an “independent science quality assurance agency”.

Originally published in The Conversation.

We can make roof tiles with built-in solar cells – now the challenge is to make them cheaper

This, except printed directly onto your roof tiles. Cole Eaton Photography/Shutterstock

Despite being such a sunkissed country, Australia is still lagging behind in the race to embrace solar power.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Users (and their bias) are key to fighting fake news on Facebook – AI isn't smart enough yet

On its own, human judgement can be subjective and skewed towards personal biases.

The information we encounter online everyday can be misleading, incomplete or fabricated.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Your brain has 'landmarks' that drive neural traffic and help you make hard decisions

The human brain has an estimated 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion neural connections.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Cable ties probably won't stop magpie attacks – here are a few things to try instead

Stylish? No. Effective? Probably not. Tony Wills/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY

Every spring in Australia is heralded by reports of magpies swooping at people.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: How big is the International Space Station?

The ISS is a collaboration between the space agencies of Canada, Russia, Japan, Europe and the United States.

Originally published in The Conversation.

PayID data breaches show Australia's banks need to be more vigilant to hacking

Linking your mobile number to your bank account could have unintended consequences. SewCream/

When we think of a bank robbery, we might imagine a safe with the door blown open.

Originally published in The Conversation.

Apple Arcade and Google Stadia aim to offer frictionless gaming, if your NBN plan can handle it

Google's Stadia will be available through the Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and through Chromecast. dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons, The Conversation.