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Technology is both a weapon and a shield for those experiencing domestic violence

With growing recognition that domestic violence can be perpetuated using technology, there has been a an increase of news stories that focus on how abusers use it to coerce and control victims.


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Research Check: can tea towels cause food poisoning?

Aside from being up to the task of drying our dishes, we don’t usually give the humble tea towel much thought.


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Is Russia worthy of hosting the World Cup?

With the FIFA World Cup just days away, I have been chatting with people on my travels through central and northern Europe to gauge their opinions about Russia being the host.


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Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of “volume”: the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts.


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Leading expert available to comment on the Australian Space Agency and the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018

As the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 is introduced to Parliament this week, Australia’s leading expert in space law is available to comment.


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The IOC thinks eSports are too violent for the Olympics, but traditional sports are violent too

If you were a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would you allow professional video gaming (also known as eSports) as a new Olympic Games event? That’s exactly what the committee is considering right now.


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Rewilding workshops and paleo diets: Why we're chasing a primitivist ideal

"Primitivism" is all around us, glamorised on Instagram and shaping the food we eat, the way we exercise and how we engage with the world. Researcher Ben Etherington explains the difference between hardcore primitivism and a fondness for natural, earthy living.


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Evidence from the banking royal commission looks like history repeating itself

Do banks learn from the past? From watching the questioning of elderly disability pensioner Carolyn Flanagan at the Financial Services Royal Commission, it seems not.



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