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You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

Most people wonder how long they have left on this world, and what they’ll do with that time, but few people are as preoccupied with mortality as the professionals…

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years, many countries – with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines – have been rethinking the international war on drugs…

Are we in the midst of an ice epidemic? A snapshot of meth use in Australia

Are we in the midst of an ice epidemic? A snapshot of meth use in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott today launched a taskforce to tackle the growing problem of ice. “As a citizen and as a parent I am appalled at what is happening on…

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

Luis Hestres, The University of Texas at San Antonio As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans…

How to be a healthy user of social media

How to be a healthy user of social media

Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of…

3D printing in fashion promises to be huge – so what’s holding us back?

3D printing in fashion promises to be huge – so what’s holding us back?

Danmei Sun, Heriot-Watt University Various manufacturing industries from prosthetics to car parts are now widely using 3D printing in their production processes. They use it for producing prototypes and…

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

David Ireland, CSIRO and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what…

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, Bloomington If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and…

How to find a good app for mental health

How to find a good app for mental health

David Bakker, Monash University and Nikki Rickard, Monash University Search for “stress”, “depression”, “anxiety”, or “mental health” in the app store on your mobile device and you are confronted with…

Masculine culture responsible for keeping women out of computer science, engineering

Masculine culture responsible for keeping women out of computer science, engineering

Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington Many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas now show a gender parity – women earn about half of the undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and…