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3 lessons from behavioural economics Bill Shorten's Labor Party forgot about

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From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places

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Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers

Being separated from their children affects the mental well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison. ChrisMilesProductions/ShutterstockAboriginal women are the fastest growing prison population in Austr...

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How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute cities?

Sydney CBD is highly accessible and remains clearly the dominant centre in the metropolitan region. Holli/ShutterstockThe Greater Sydney Commission has proposed a 40-year vision of a metropolitan regi...

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Hidden women of history: Ennigaldi-Nanna, curator of the world's first museum

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The 'pulse' of a volcano can be used to help predict its next eruption

The 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano was preceded by damage of the magma plumbing system at the summit. Courtesy of Grace Tobin, 60 Minutes, Author providedPredicting when a volcano will next blow is ...

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Queensland paper backtracks after using violent imagery to depict Annastacia Palaszczuk

Social media backlash and a Queensland government complaint to the Australian Press Council has forced the Sunshine Coast Daily to apologise to its readers for picturing Queensland Premier Annastacia ...

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Bowen carries baggage into Labor leadership contest

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen is running for Labor leader, despite carrying the baggage of being the architect of election policies, especially on franking credits, now being blamed after Saturday&rsqu...

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US-China relations are certainly at a low point, but this is not the next Cold War

Though a Cold War between China and the US seems unlikely, there are still repercussions of a deepening rift. Roman Pilipey/EPATrump’s long-threatened trade war with China is now a reality. Beij...

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Here's how to make opinion polls more representative and honest

Better opinions polls are more expensive because pollsters need to spend more effort getting a representative and honest sample of voters. ShutterstockIn 2012, US statistician Nate Silver correctly pr...

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After Clive Palmer's $60 million campaign, limits on political advertising are more important than ever

Clive Palmer didn't win any seats for his party in the election, but he says his massive advertising spend was "worth it" to prevent Bill Shorten from becoming prime minister. Darren England/AAPCan bi...

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Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online

Life online is still life, but with extra challenges. from www.shutterstock.comImagine you’re a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way home from school, when out of nowhere a “dick pic...

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Rockabul, a tale of a metal band in Kabul, reinvigorates the radical spirit of rock 'n' roll

The members of Afghani metal band District Unknown pose after a music video. Ellie Kealey It’s an axiom that the effectiveness of documentary typically rests on two things: if its subject matter...

Ari Mattes, Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Notre Dame Australia - avatar Ari Mattes, Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Notre Dame Australia

Curious Kids: why do we lose our baby teeth?

Baby teeth are only temporary. But they are important -- so please look after them. Philippe Put/flickr, CC BY-NDCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an exper...

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Curious Kids: why do we sigh?

Take a deep breath. Flickr/Shenghung Lin, CC BYCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You mi...

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After 8 years of memes, videos and role playing, what now for Game of Thrones' multimedia fans?

Reaction videos are just one of many ways that Game of Thrones fans have explored their love for the show online. Leon Andrew Razon/Screenshot from YoutubeWarning: spoilers are coming! As the ash set...

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