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 […]

Here’s exactly what Adani’s Carmichael mine means for Queensland

This Saturday, Queenslanders will go to the ballot box for an election. One of the biggest issues is the controversial Carmichael coal mine proposed by Indian mining giant Adani. Here’s what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead. </p> Madeleine De Gabriele, Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation; […]

Why are domestic violence rates still so high in Australia?: The Conversation

BY: Heather Douglas, The University of Queensland Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week as part of the Personal Safety Study (PSS) reveals 16% of Australian women have experienced partner violence. The 2016 PSS was conducted across Australia and surveyed around 21,000 people about their experience of violence. The PSS was last run […]