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Why war is a man's game

No sex differences in attitudes or abilities are needed to explain the near absence of women from the battlefield in ancient societies and throughout history, it could ultimately all be down to chance, say researchers at ...

dateAug 15, 2018 in Social Sciences
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Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery

If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it at both ends. Now bend it until it breaks. How many fragments did you make? If the answer is three ...

dateAug 13, 2018 in Mathematics
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Research suggests bigger banks are worse for customers

Yet again this week, the Hayne Royal Commission has brought disturbing news of misconduct toward customers of our largest financial institutions. This time super accounts have been plundered for the benefit of shareholders.

Coming out at work is not a one-off event

For many LGBTIQ+ workers coming out is a never-ending process. A recent study in the UK shows coming out at work is still a problem. Our research, to be launched in Sydney on August 27, supports this finding and further ...

What Paris shows us about the history of photography

Imagine a photo of Paris you've seen before, whether it's the Eiffel Tower or an urchin carrying a baguette. Have you ever considered the story behind that picture—why it was taken, and why it's in circulation today?

Maya rituals unearthed

Deep in the untamed lowlands, we search for artifacts buried under hundreds of years of sediment. We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in the sacred landscape of Cara Blanca in central Belize. Both date to A.D. ...

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