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The science behind the Nepal earthquake

It’s only fair to share…The science behind the Nepal earthquake Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne; CP Rajendran, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, and Kristin Morell, University of Victoria Saturday’s Nepal earthquake has destroyed housing in Kathmandu, damaged World Heritage sites, and triggered deadly avalanches around Mount Everest. The death toll is already reported… Read more »

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No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

It’s only fair to share…No more science fiction: 3D holographic images Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology and Xiangping Li, Swinburne University of Technology Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The… Read more »

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In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure

It’s only fair to share…In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure Brock Bastian, UNSW Australia The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy. Take Christina Onassis, the daughter… Read more »

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Breathtaking television: why Game of Thrones leaves the rest behind

It’s only fair to share… Breathtaking television: why Game of Thrones leaves the rest behind Jason Jacobs, The University of Queensland When Game of Thrones returns to screens for its fifth season on Sunday night, US time, it will no doubt continue to attract the critical and popular praise that it richly deserves. DB Weiss… Read more »