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Shaping the future with LEGO

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

Global technology leader warns against ‘digital takeover’ of democracy

Global technology leader warns against ‘digital takeover’ of democracy

March 11, 2020

Global technology and business leader Dr Anita Sands has warned against allowing digital technology to...

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

Records unearth new questions on Melbourne Uni nuclear waste

March 10, 2020

Ten years after the chance discovery of low-level radioactive waste on the Parkville campus, and two years into a massive clean-up, a Citizen investigation raises fresh questions about the management of the contaminated sites.

Debunked! Instagram names and shames fakes

Debunked! Instagram names and shames fakes

January 16, 2020

Australian Instagram users are getting a taste of what disinformation looks like, with debunked posts and memes starting to pop up in their feeds.

eSports challenging the definition of sport

eSports challenging the definition of sport

November 29, 2019

eSports have big prizemoney, a global following and athletes who train every day. But is it really a sport?

Cystic fibrosis sufferers win affordable drug lifeline

Cystic fibrosis sufferers win affordable drug lifeline

November 5, 2019

A new cystic fibrosis drug has been listed onto the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, saving sufferers...

China-based ghostwriters bypassing Uni firewalls

China-based ghostwriters bypassing Uni firewalls

October 25, 2019

"At first, I was wondering what was going on, how did they know about my student email address?  And then I started to think that maybe school was testing me to see if I would find someone to write my essay." - Xinxin Wang, Communications student.

Gold Coast company sets sights on moon

Gold Coast company sets sights on moon

October 11, 2019

The local company, Gilmour Space Technologies, is a venture capital-backed rocket company that develops...

Textile artist shares passion through teaching

Textile artist shares passion through teaching

October 3, 2019

 Ms Leon, who has a Diploma of Fine Art, specialises in textiles and screen-printing, designing everyt...

On the land, and staring down the barrel of climate change

On the land, and staring down the barrel of climate change

September 23, 2019

Farmers are at the front line of a changing planet. But for many it's still all about the weather, not the climate.

Pencil Rocket climbs the social media heights

Pencil Rocket climbs the social media heights

August 30, 2019

Social media is now a booming industry, which is fast becoming one of the main sources for busin...

Counselling call for the Big C

Counselling call for the Big C

August 30, 2019

Mental health remains the unspoken side effect of cancer

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