Maria Exposto recently walked free after facing a death sentence in Malaysia for unwittingly becoming a drug mule from a fraudulent online relationship.
Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.
Neural networks can generate artificial representations of human faces, as well as realistic renderings of actual people.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
In ancient China, India and the Middle East, the art of eyebrow threading was popular. It is now enjoying a resurgence.
Moulding eyebrows to make a statement is nothing new. A journey through history, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, shows some of the highs and lows of brow fashion.
Schoolies is a rite of passage for many Australian teenagers as they finish their exams and leave school. But are you prepared?
Schoolies and other leavers' celebrations are a chance for teenagers to exert their independence and experiment with their identity as a young adult. And yes, you can help without losing your cool.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence.
A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
In one project, students worked on designing a shoe for a child in a South Sudanese refugee camp.
Abraham Nhial Wei/World Vision
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
A seagrass meadow. For the first time, researchers have counted the greenhouse gases stored by and emitted from such ecosystems.
In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia's mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, is the fifth highest grossing Australian film this decade – more women should be given the support to make big feature films.
Broad Green Pictures
In August, Screen Australia announced they had surpassed targets in their Gender Matters initative. But their September 2019 production funding round has no women directors or writers.
Adult and infant sperm whales have been spotted in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating accumulation of rubbish the size of a continent, has whales and dolphins in its heart.
Unlike purpose-built data storage systems, a data lake can be used to dump data in its original form. This data usually remains unsupervised.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
If you let it work for you, stress can be your secret weapon.
Stress is actually our body getting us ready to take on a challenge. A stress response can increase oxygen to the brain and improve attention, focus, energy and determination.
Greta Thunberg’s fiery oration has prompted outrage, but even if you agree with her you might still be ignoring her message.
It's easy to spot outright rejection of the facts on climate change. But it's far harder to see our own biases and excuses that lead us to delay or deny the need for real action.
Untitled Goose Game is an indie game where you are a horrible goose – and it is a global phenomenal success.
Untitled Goose Game is a global phenomenon out of an indie games house in Melbourne. Its success shows us where a little investment in games can lead.
Some people are more employable than others.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.
Are military drones a security threat to their own operators?
Drones are now an integral part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned theatre engagement. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?
There are a few things people predisposed to addiction have in common.
Addiction has multiple causes and just chalking it up to someone's personality probably isn't very helpful in dealing with it.
Children need time and space to enjoy the books they choose to read in schools.
There's a worry some students don’t get enough opportunity to enjoy silent reading in schools. Here's some advice on how to change that.
There has been a long history of women being charged with, and prosecuted for, concealment of birth both within WA and the rest of Australia.
A recent WA case has highlighted the crime of concealment of birth – and far more needs to be done to understand why some women still do it.
Linking your mobile number to your bank account could have unintended consequences.
PayID has been misused and compromised in various ways since its 2018 launch. The system deals only in "incoming" payments, not outgoing ones – but that doesn't mean users are safe from cyber crime.
You might switch on friends to switch off – but it can teach you how to be a better manager.
Friends started airing 25 years ago this week. You might think of it as just a nostalgic sitcom: but it actually has a lot to teach us about how to be a good manager.