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Psychedelic experiences are deeply tied to mystical and counterculture ideas that are often at odds with science. Daniel Merino, DeepDream

Psychedelics researchers balance trippyness with scientific rigor after history of legal and cultural controversy – podcast

Today’s psychedelics researchers still have to deal with the fallout of the decadeslong freeze on research. Listen to ‘The Conversation Weekly’ podcast.
Kevin Shaw

You don’t have to be a cute koala to be an Instagram influencer. Give lizards and bugs a chance and we’ll like them too

Cute and fluffy species get most of the attention that attracts resources to conserve them. But a new study finds people respond well to creepy crawlies if they’re given time in the media limelight.
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E-scooters are becoming wildly popular – but we have to factor in the weather

Scooter share schemes actually become more popular in hot weather, as people turn to them to avoid breaking a sweat
Shops, offices, gyms and apartments dominate Brisbane’s ‘mixed use’ zone. Rachel Gallagher

How we accidentally planned the desertion of our cities

The zoning policies that planners introduced to create vibrant and resilient mixed-use neighbourhoods have had the opposite effect, as services and residential developments crowd out light industry.
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How dark is ‘dark advertising’? We audited Facebook, Google and other platforms to find out

None of the major digital platforms lets the public see what advertising they carry and how it’s targeted, according to a new report.
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The ‘yuck factor’ pushes a premier towards desalination yet again, but history suggests recycled water’s time has come

Australian politicians have a history of opting for high-cost, high-emissions desalination projects. The Queensland government is still wary of using the largely untapped resource of recycled water.
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Have we seen the last of $2 petrol for a while?

If the fuel excise cut is not extended, average petrol prices in Australia will almost certainly return to the above $2 territory by early October. But a different solution is needed.

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