One in a million or one in ten? Mathematics can help us work out the odds of whether recent sightings of UFOs are really alien spaceships.
The Māori world view provides a viable framework for building a new tourism model that prioritises quality over quantity.
Perth's City of Stirling, which honours James Stirling, is considering a name change. New research shows how Stirling’s family’s wealth was built on the back of slavery business.
Every month, we ask The Conversation authors what happened after we published their articles. Here are some of their stories from May 2021.
Don't share your toilet with your pet, or treat your toilet like a flushable garbage bin. It could lead to dangerous diseases, and clog sewer pipes.
It's time we embrace the true meaning of the word 'reparations'—this isn't just about giving people money, it's about offering apologies and taking account for previous mistakes.
To weigh the prospects of a transformation, it pays to look at the markets.
Why might maths students' performance suffer from relying on videos? A new study suggests we might be conditioned to watch video in a way that hinders the sort of thinking needed in maths.
History tells us the public will tolerate risk of harm from a vaccine if their fear of the disease exceeds their fear of the vaccine.
Australia's growing tendency to call in the defence force to deal with crises outside its usual remit is cause for concern. Shouldn't we be better prepared to respond to disasters?
During mating season, a male turtle-headed sea snake will often lose sight of the female before mating can happen. The female may be metres away, but the male won't ever find her again.
Drought has been a threat multiplier for centuries, fueling conflict and migration from the time of the Ottoman Empire to Syria today.
Just 5% of Australian businesses have collaborated with university researchers, and the smaller the company, the less likely collaboration.
Poison can be a deadly defense that helps a mushroom make sure its spores are spread to new places to grow into baby mushrooms.
Our research found personalised nutrition advice, compared to usual dietary advice, helped adults to eat healthier.
A key part of the Morrison government's plan to improve parliamentary culture has been made public.
In this week's Newspoll, Morrison scored his lowest net approval since the COVID crisis started last year. Anthony Albanese also clocked a record low.
The federal government has had a patchy pandemic, to say the least. But COVID has also highlighted remarkable social discipline in the Australian people.
Gain-of-function studies make a natural virus more dangerous or transmissible to humans. Could the Wuhan Institute of Virology be the source of SARS-CoV-2?
We believe fitness trackers keep us healthy, and connected toys keep children safe – but such devices are easily abused.