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New Zealand relies on scientific research for good policy. It’s a pity the budget didn’t reflect this

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New Zealand’s government has been praised for listening to scientists as it continues to pursue its COVID-19 The Conversation.

Hundreds of Australian lizard species are barely known to science. Many may face extinction

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Most of the incredible diversity of life on Earth is yet to be discovered and documented.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australia has all but abandoned the COVIDSafe app in favour of QR codes (so make sure you check in)

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The COVIDSafe app was pretty popular upon its release, with around 70% of surveyed Australians sayi


Originally published in The Conversation.

Machine learning is changing our culture. Try this text-altering tool to see how

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Most of us benefit every day from the fact computers can now “understand” us when we speak or write. Yet few of us have paused to consider the potentially damaging ways this same technology may be shaping our culture.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Cyber attacks can shut down critical infrastructure. It's time to make cyber security compulsory

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On May 7, a pipeline system carrying almost half the fuel used on the east coast of the United States was crippled by a major


Originally published in The Conversation.

New global guidelines for stem cell research aim to drive discussions, not lay down the law

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its transla


Originally published in The Conversation.

How early Australian settlers drew maps to erase Indigenous people and push ideas of colonial superiority

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The new Netflix series Shadow and Bone opens with cartographer Alina Starkov crammed into the back of a rumbling wagon, sketching a war-torn landscape.


Originally published in The Conversation.

What is 'Other' in my iPhone storage, why is it taking up so much space and how do I clear it?

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If you’re an iPhone user, check your storage now by selecting Settings, then General and then iPhone Storage.


Originally published in The Conversation.