• Media

    How second hand social media profiling can target you


    Open Forum |  January 23, 2019


    A new study has found that people can be accurately profiled by using data from their friends’ accounts, even when they have deleted their own social media.


  • Pacific

    Juggling competing Pacific narratives


    Joanne Wallis |  January 23, 2019


    Two narratives dominated geopolitical discussions of the Pacific islands in 2018 – that of the Blue Pacific and the Indo-Pacific – but what does the future hold?


  • Uncategorized

    New analytics platform will help future-proof farms


    Open Forum |  January 23, 2019


    CSIRO and rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services have launched a new platform that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud-based geospatial technology to deliver reliable, independent and robust farm data and analytics.


Latest Story

  • How ‘access journalism’ undermines real investigations

    Peter Manning     |      January 22, 2019

    An allegation is not necessarily a story, nor is a “link to something” automatically evidence. There needs to be larger conversation about what constitutes proper public evidence, proper reliable sources and transparency

  • Cane toads pick up shady habits

    Open Forum     |      January 22, 2019

    Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, according to a new study co-authored by a Macquarie University researcher.

  • Busting five myths about pregnancy

    Erin Munro     |      January 22, 2019

    The amount of conflicting advice and information which expecting parents receive can be overwhelming, but sorting the facts from the fiction can help the better choices be made.

  • The surprising downsides to working at home

    Libby Sander     |      January 21, 2019

    Working at home appears to have many advantages in this digital age, but as well as social isolation, home working can have other drawbacks too.

  • Untangling the politics of children and food

    Jane Martin     |      January 21, 2019

    Parents face an uphill battle against the food industry’s tactics to sell unhealthy food to their children, but if we’re going to build a healthier world for the next generation, we need to do this through education, not guilt.

  • Why international trade wars are bad news for Asia

    Amitendu Palit     |      January 21, 2019

    While the bilateral trade dispute between the USA and China may create some economic opportunities for Australia and South Asia, they will be outweighed by its long-term adverse impacts.

  • What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?

    Kate Stanton     |      January 20, 2019

    Many of us have had the experience of seeing or doing something and it feeling eerily familiar, but what do we know about what’s happening when we get déjà vu?

  • Natural weed control for a thorny bush problem

    Open Forum     |      January 20, 2019

    A natural weed control that will help manage one of Australia’s most invasive introduced weeds has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval – after an eight-year wait.

  • VR thrill rides need more than technology to sell them

    Amanda Weaver     |      January 20, 2019

    If creators don’t get virtual reality right for thrill rides the concept of VR as entertainment could be set back years; mirroring its habit of riding waves of popularity before falling into obscurity over the past two decades.

  • The ancient roots of your humble garden

    Eva Anagnostou     |      January 19, 2019

    You don’t have to be an avid gardener to appreciate the opportunity for reflection that a stroll in the garden can afford us, but gardens are also bound to their political and religious history, traces of which can be found in our ongoing cultural obsession with them.

  • Brick-bait: three tricks up retailers’ sleeves to lure you back to physical shops

    Eloise Zoppos     |      January 19, 2019

    Department stores and clothing retailers are drawing on consumer behaviour and psychological research to compete with online shopping.

  • Are smartphones just a pain in the neck?

    Open Forum     |      January 19, 2019

    Many of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to new research involving the University of South Australia.