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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Sharks aren’t so scary Sharks have a very frightening role in our cultural history, but Australians don’t find the...

    Physics March 1, 2021
  • Conversation

    Mining threatens the Pilbara cultural landscape

    Guidance from First Nations peoples is essential.

    By Sarah Holcombe, The University of Queensland and Bronwyn Fredericks, The University of Queensland. Just as the ...

    Culture February 25, 2021
  • 5G: more science, same safety

    New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.

    The Australian guidelines for radio wave safety have been updated for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Australi...

    Technology February 25, 2021
  • Are theists more moral than atheists?

    Is morality just for believers? Probably not.

    A team of researchers led by Tomas Ståhl of the University of Illinois, USA, found that both atheist and theist moral...

    Behaviour February 25, 2021
  • High times at New Years

    Traces of designer drugs found in Australia wastewater.

    Australians may be partying harder than previously thought, according to our water. Researchers from the Universit...

    Society February 24, 2021
  • Really ancient art

    A kangaroo painting is now Australia’s oldest known rock art.

    An image of a kangaroo has been identified as Australia’s oldest known rock painting, dated to over 17,000 years old....

    Archaeology February 23, 2021
  • Medieval tipples

    New research finds evidence of winemaking in Islamic Sicily.

    Chemical residue from grapes has been found inside medieval containers from Islamic Sicily, suggesting there was wine...

    Culture February 23, 2021
  • The case for modest management

    Seems it’s best if bosses avoid the knuckle-dragging, silverback stuff.

    Leaders, if you want the best out of your teams, slices of humble pie might be just what you need to be serving – you...

    Behaviour February 22, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Please wear a mask when taking selfies with gorillas Gorillas can catch SARS-CoV-2 from humans: in January, it spr...

    Medicine February 22, 2021
  • Conversation

    Banning news links just days before Australia's COVID vaccine rollout?

    Facebook, that’s just dangerous.

    By Maryke Steffens, University of Sydney Facebook’s decision to ban media organisations from posting links to news...

    Society February 19, 2021
  • Good games

    Feeling sad? Play Animal Crossing to cheer up!

    Get your islands ready and prepare your plant army because, contrary to popular belief, video games really could brin...

    Behaviour February 17, 2021
  • Why are reports of sexual assault delayed?

    Machine learning reveals trends in under-reporting of sexual assault.

    Reporting sexual assault is a very sensitive and nuanced matter, and identifying at-risk groups may illuminate areas ...

    Social Sciences February 16, 2021
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