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Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

Helen RazerMay 23, 20177 Comments

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

The case for nuclear (or, how I learned to stop worrying about renewables and love uranium)

Geoff RussellMay 16, 201738 Comments

Politicians and journalists alike seem reluctant to discuss nuclear as a viable (and actually scalable) alternative to wind and solar, reports science writer Geoff Russell.

Govt's electronic health record plan is a data breach waiting to happen

Govt's electronic health record plan is a data breach waiting to happen

Asher WolfMay 11, 201712 Comments

And you should opt out of it as soon as you can, freelancer Asher Wolf writes.

Pill-testing works. Not using it is killing our young people.

Pill-testing works. Not using it is killing our young people.

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 20172 Comments

Pill-testing is a drug policy no-brainer that helps drug users, police and health professionals. The entrenched opposition to it is killing people.

Taxpayers fund scientific research, but the resulting data is kept secret

Taxpayers fund scientific research, but the resulting data is kept secret

Allen GreerMar 6, 20175 Comments

Giving open access to already-used data has some key benefits, writes biologist Allen Greer.

Outta this world: space tourists to hitch a ride to the Moon

Outta this world: space tourists to hitch a ride to the Moon

Ben SandilandsMar 2, 20177 Comments

Is space the place to use paying passengers as flight testers? We may soon find out, with a manned mission to the far side of the Moon to include two amateur space tourists.

You, yes YOU, own the NBN, so demand a higher goddamn standard

You, yes YOU, own the NBN, so demand a higher goddamn standard

Helen RazerMar 2, 201732 Comments

The national broadband network does not belong to millionaire bureaucrats or Liberal MPs. It belongs to you, the taxpayer, and you have the right to demand better.

The airline that could kill off Australia's low-cost carriers

The airline that could kill off Australia's low-cost carriers

Ben SandilandsFeb 28, 20173 Comments

The airline Norwegian is shaking up the aviation industry, exploiting opportunities to do to established carriers what Qantas wanted to do years ago.

How'd you like your ex to be able to use your phone data to sue you in civil court?

How'd you like your ex to be able to use your phone data to sue you in civil court?

Michael BradleyJan 24, 20173 Comments

Because it's probably going to happen.

Rich, white finance sector men build their own 'safe space' on a floating tax haven

Rich, white finance sector men build their own 'safe space' on a floating tax haven

Helen RazerJan 19, 201713 Comments

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

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