Entries by The Conversation

When galaxies collide: What will happen to our Milky Way?

OUR Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy – two giant galaxies in our local patch of the universe – are heading for an immense collision with each other in only a few billion years’ time. So which will dominate in this intergalactic tussle? Our recent work has turned up an interesting result on measuring the […]

How the ‘pure fantasy’ excuse works in online child sex abuse cases | The Law

BY: Tim Matthews | University of Sydney This article contains material that may be disturbing to some readers. Former Nine Network reporter Ben McCormack was sentenced to a three-year good behaviour bond today after pleading guilty to two counts of transmitting, publishing or promoting child pornography. McCormack, under the username “oz4skinboi”, had chatted for some months via Skype […]