Since its early history, Australia has seen the Pacific as a vast, empty region where foreign powers threatened its security. This focus has undermined our effectiveness in the region.
‘Assembly theory’ aims to explain evolution without biology. Is it a dazzling breakthrough or an attempt to answer questions nobody asked?
Infrastructure is always a vexed issue. The program is full of pork barrelling, whoever is in power. Even when that’s not involved, what to build and when it should be built is often contested.
As communications networks grow, they become incredibly complex. The concept of “three-layer architecture” helps to make sense of it all - and understand what can go wrong.
The plaintiffs claims features such as ‘infinite scroll’ leave users less likely to be able to exercise self-control.
Most drivers admit to speeding and it’s causing an increasing number of deaths on our roads. Using intelligent speed assist technology can reverse this deadly trend.
Though Hamas has the advantage of fighting on its territory, Israel has developed one of the most effective urban fighting militaries in the world.
In this podcast, former Labor climate change minister Greg Combet joins The Conversation to discuss net-zero, and Australia's future as a "renewable energy superpower".
The meanings we carry around in our heads seem so natural and inborn that we fail to realise other people can have quite different understandings.
Optus suffered one of the largest telecommunications outages in Australian history today. Here are the factors that can cause such events.
How can the world regulate AI? Europe’s comprehensive approach, China’s tightly targeted laws, and America’s dramatic executive order hint at three ways forward.
Like many other institutions, Scouts is caught in an awkward gap between tradition and modernity, as society grapples with colonial figures who were heroes to some, but not others.
When it comes to training high-performing AI models, the quality of the data is just as important as the quantity.
While the US is still primarily focused on countering Chinese influence in the region, Australia is making a real impact with its Pacific Engagement Visa.
Phar Lap’s famous 1930 Melbourne Cup victory united Australia and New Zealand in celebration. Almost a century on, people still flock to visit his remains, on display at three different museums.
The slumping polls show how damaging the heavy defeat of the Voice referendum and continuing cost of living pressures have been to the prime minister and Labor.