• Taming the spy in your kitchen

    Open Forum     |      September 17, 2020

    More and more objects and devices in the home are now connected to the internet, making them potentially at risk of being hacked. However Australia’s new voluntary code of practice to make IoT devices more secure may expose consumers to greater risks.

  • A world in disorder

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2020

    It would take 500 years to spend as much on preparedness as the world is currently losing due to COVID-19. The world cannot afford this cycle of panic and neglect.

  • What’s next for AI in healthcare?

    Open Forum     |      September 11, 2020

    Artificial intelligence will pave the way for the ‘Fifth Industrial Revolution’ and has already arrived in health care, argue Australian and Hong Kong-based experts, but is Australia really ready for it?

  • Incels, trolls and attack helicopters

    Open Forum     |      September 11, 2020

    While ‘trolls’ have been around almost as long as the Internet, researchers say ‘Incels’ are a more recent and distinctly different cyber sub-culture which warrants more study.

  • Slithering to extinction

    Open Forum     |      September 10, 2020

    At least 11 species of snakes and lizards are likely to become extinct by 2040 unless conservation action is stepped up, with around 20 snakes and lizards also at risk of extinction.

  • Bridging the class divide in online education

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2020

    Monash researchers are offering guidance for schools, teachers and parents to help students cope during these challenging times away from the classroom and familiar faces.

  • Our food system needs an overhaul

    Open Forum     |      September 8, 2020

    The Australian government needs a strategic policy approach to food, according to a new report by the Commission for the Human Future.

  • Melbourne’s COVID car crunch

    Open Forum     |      September 5, 2020

    When Melbourne goes back to work after stage 4 restrictions are lifted, commuters are likely to shun public transport in favour of their cars, potentially causing gridlock after weeks of empty roads.

  • Coming to a head

    Open Forum     |      September 5, 2020

    Coming to a head

    A Monash research team studying head impacts at the elite level of Australian football say it’s too soon to make a direct link between concussion in the sport and brain problems later in life.

  • The long dark teatime of the soul

    Open Forum     |      September 4, 2020

    Several new terms have been coined for the listlessness induced by COVID lockdowns, but an ancient word might be the best.

  • COVID exposes gaps in the NBN

    Open Forum     |      September 1, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is increasingly highlighted shortcomings in Australia’s National Broadband Network, according to experts from Flinders University.

  • Could the new ‘tech tax’ save journalism?

    Open Forum     |      August 25, 2020

    Australia could be the first country to support journalism by diverting profits from Facebook and Google using competition law.