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Can you be defamed by Google search results?
by Ariel Bogle on March 19, 2018 at 9:58 pm
A High Court hearing today may shed light on whether companies like Google are responsible for their search results. […]
Fmr Cambridge Analytica employee blows whistle on Facebook fake news
on March 19, 2018 at 8:53 pm
Former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris Wylie says the firm used 'information dominance' to spread fake news. […]
How do you tell a first date you might go to Mars and never come back?
on March 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Long-distance relationships have been known to survive the test of time — but what if you were 54.6 million kilometres apart with no chance of a visit ever again? It sounds crazy, but it's a reality facing Mars One candidate Dianne McGrath. […]
The truth about targeting: Does Facebook know more than it lets on?
by Ariel Bogle on March 18, 2018 at 7:03 pm
A new study suggests that Facebook's ad explanations are "often incomplete and sometimes misleading". […]
Kronosaurus Korner's dig pit
on March 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm
Fossils rise 'like a bag of mixed nuts' in outback Queensland
by Harriet Tatham on March 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm
While graziers are celebrating the rising green grass following record-breaking falls in parts of western Queensland, palaeontologists are also excited — by the potential of rising fossils. […]
How Australia is helping quake-proof houses on the Pacific's Ring of Fire
by Catherine Graue on March 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm
Sitting at the collision point of several tectonic plates, Papua New Guinea is regularly rattled by devastating earthquakes, made worse by poorly-built houses. But there's a bid to change that. […]
'Technology explorers' tap into memories inside the virtual Highway of Life
by Michael Mackenzie on March 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Making new friends is hard — especially when you're older, a bit anxious and unable to move around easily. Now a ground-breaking virtual reality program is helping older Australians connect, and share memories from long ago. […]
How will Australia deal with the waste of 40 million people in 2050?
by Nick Kilvert on March 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm
Australia will have to get creative if it's going to deal with the waste of 40 million people, but it could start by following the lead of Sweden, which has created a system that is reliant on waste as a fuel source. […]
Australia will have around 40 million people by 2050.
on March 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm
Australia will have to deal with the waste from around 40 million people by 2050. […]