Entries by The Conversation

Infographic: Budget 2017 at a glance

Jenni Henderson, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Jenni Henderson, Editor, Business and Economy, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Why emojis – 👫🍣💍🎭 – might be your next password

Florian Schaub, University of Michigan Would you rather unlock your smartphone with a plain four-digit PIN or with a smiley-face emoji? Would it be easier and more pleasant to remember “🐱💦🎆🎌,” for example, or “2476”? Smartphone users commonly use emojis to express moods, emotions and nuances in emails and text messages – and even communicate […]

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2017

Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland and Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising. Of the big three, the Quadrantids in January and Geminids in December are both visible in dark, moonless skies. Sadly, the Perseids […]