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Nobody knows for sure where black holes lead to. Shutterstock

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

The pull created by a black hole is so strong that if you get too close to one – even if you are travelling away from it at the fastest speed it is possible to go – you will never be able escape.
People use share bikes for many reasons, including health benefits and even because they like the design. Richard Masoner/Bay Area Bike Share launch in San Jose CA/Flickr

Share bikes don’t get cars off the road, but they have other benefits

Urban planners often hope bike-share schemes might reduce reliance on cars and help with congestion. But very few of those who use share bikes have switched from driving.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, pictured at an Australia China Business Council event at Parliament House last week, knows the country can’t afford to shut the door on Chinese investment. Mick Tsikas/AAP

What’s driving Chinese infrastructure investment overseas and how can we make the most of it?

Chinese financing and know-how present both a threat and an opportunity for infrastructure development. Australia can benefit from proactively identifying needs that Chinese investment can help meet.
Aircraft and missiles on display at Woomera, South Australia. Will we launch more rockets from here in the future? from www.shutterstock.com

3, 2, 1…liftoff! The science of launching rockets from Australia

We've launched rockets from Woomera in South Australia, but in reality Australia could support multiple launch sites. And the closer to the equator, typically the better.
Personas que transportan gasolina en barco en el Parque Nacional Kayan Mentarang de Indonesia. ESCapade/Wikimedia Commons

Los humanos ponen en peligro un tercio de las reservas naturales de la Tierra

Hace 146 años, el Parque Nacional de Yellowstone, en Estados Unidos, se convirtió en la primera zona protegida del mundo. Hoy hay más de 200.000 reservas naturales.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones. Shutterstock

How flexischools could help close the gap in Indigenous education

Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
In the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean car was able to travel through time thanks to a flux capacitor. Wikimedia/Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton

We’ve designed a ‘flux capacitor’, but it won’t take us Back to the Future

Physicists have designed an electrical component that breaks time-reversal symmetry. Not quite the time machine from Hollywood but it should help with communication technology and quantum computing.
Surrounded by Angels, by Carl Schweninger der Jungere, 1912. Wikimedia Commons

Friday essay: what might heaven be like?

Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.
With, for now, three Senate votes as her bargaining chips, Hanson’s impact – on government policy or on the major parties’ electoral strategy – is still being felt. AAP/Peter Mathew

Twenty years on, One Nation is still chaotic, controversial and influential

Despite its dysfunction and often inconsistent policy positions, the party has cemented an influential place in the federal arena, albeit a status that’s on the verge of diminishing drastically.
LGB people are overall happier and healthier in communities with fewer ‘no’ votes in last year’s same-sex marriage referendum. Shutterstock

How stigma impacts LGB health and wellbeing in Australia

New research shows that LGB people living in communities with low levels of stigma report better health and well-being.

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