Students at the 2017 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Camp for Girls at the University of Wollongong.
There are many challenges for young women embarking on a career in science. Here are some tips for how to make it work.
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The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Foreign policy, now online.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
Having moved so far from its origins in 1788, perhaps Australia Day should now be a celebration of Australian 'ordinariness'.
Gifted children can benefit from being grouped together in specialist schools or classes.
Failing to provide an appropriate education for students who are gifted increases the risk of mental health issues, boredom, frustration, and behavioural problems.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Mike Baird is to resign as NSW premier and retire as a state MP.
Mike Baird is the fifth New South Wales premier in ten years, and only one of them lost their job to an election. There's little time, it seems, to learn and grow as a political leader.
Eight US states plus the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis, in conflict with US federal law.
The next American administration will have to choose between following Barack Obama's reform course or relaunching the war on drugs, nationally and internationally.
People protesting hikes in Mexican fuel prices block access to a Pemex gas station.
Is this the beginning of a 'Mexican Spring'?
The Elvis Express travels from Sydney to Parkes for a festival, now in its 25th year, that has transformed the town.
Outside the capital cities and the coastal fringes, the towns and people of rural and regional Australia have had to be inventive to get through the tough times.
Fighting drug cartels and counterinsurgencies to get US aid has been a deadly job for Colombia’s military.
Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
Food tattoos run the gamut of knuckle tattoos to cake mixers.
From images of knives to cupcakes, foodies are increasingly etching their identity on their skin. And for chefs, tattoos are markers of non-conformity, self promotion and resilience, as a new book testifies.
Giant clam shells seized by authorities in waters off Australia’s north.
Prized species such as sea cucumbers are increasingly being poached from Australian waters. But if foreign aid can give fishing crews alternative livelihoods, the problem could ease.
Malcolm Turnbull is now more circumspect when it comes to the matter of an Australian republic.
For Australians to vote in favour of a republic, it may require something more than just crossing out 'governor-general' in the Constitution and writing in 'president'.
The University of Wollongong's Dr Siobhan McHugh (consulting producer on Fairfax's Phoebe's Fall podcast) speaks with Julie Snyder, Executive Producer of Serial, about making serial audio and the impact of podcasting.
What has the decade-long frontal assault on cartels achieved?
The unassuming dusky hopping mouse.
Australia's arid grasslands are being invaded - by native shrubs and trees.
Scurvy was common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables.
Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation's diet.
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2.
Beyond the challenges posed by President-elect Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
It’s not 3D printed, but a 3D printer might have helped make it.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Latest Queensland raids suggest criminals are potentially adopting 3D printers at an industrial scale