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04
Jul
2022

Algorithm charts moral culture in 100k dilemmas

Should we sacrifice the life of one person to save the lives of five others?  For social scientists, hypothetical dilemmas with stark,...
24
Jun
2022

Unpopular leaders punished at the polls in 2022 election

Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce were the most unpopular leaders of any party since 1987, new analysis of the 2022 federal election from...
10
Jun
2022

Ancient DNA unearths cultural “explosion" in the Pacific

DNA analysis of ancient human remains has shed new light on an "explosion" of intermixing cultures and genetics in an island region north...
24
May
2022

Protecting Ukrainian history from the horrors of war

A historian from The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to prevent thousands of Soviet-era Ukrainian documents from becoming...
Professor Nick Biddle.
06
May
2022

High cost of living top priority for most voters

Almost two-thirds of Australians say reducing the cost of living should be the next federal government's top priority, according to new...
29
Apr
2022

New demographic model helps identify superdiversity

Australia is a step closer to identifying super-diverse local communities, with ANU scholars having developed a cross-cutting demographic...
22
Apr
2022

Come in Spinner: two-up’s unusual language explained

Why is the wooden paddle used to toss the coins in two-up called a kip?  Why should you be on the lookout for illegal nobs, jacks, and...

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