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  • Linear equation: Barry Jones charts a different path for urban growth

    Surprise! Former science minister Barry Jones has some novel ideas for spending the federal gover...

    Surprise! Former science minister Barry Jones has some novel ideas for spending the federal government’s $15 billion ...

    Features July 2, 2021
  • We (really) need to talk about reopening…

    Are our leaders looking at the scientific evidence or the ballot box?

    Australia has been one of the world’s COVID-19 success stories, with a total of just over 30,000 cases and 910 deaths...

    Australia July 2, 2021
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    Cosmos Briefing June 17, 2021
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    Protecting human rights from AI

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    AI June 15, 2021
  • Are those earmuffs, or beermuffs?

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  • It’s Thank a Climate Scientist Day

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    Australia June 12, 2021
  • Productive or unproductive, that is the question

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    People June 11, 2021
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