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Buildings tumbling, survivors living in tents: Medieval Descriptions of an 1114 CE Earthquake in present-day Turkey and Syria feel Eerily Familiar

By Beth Spacey, The University of Queensland The catastrophic earthquakes of February 6 2023 in Turkey and Syria are so far known to have claimed the lives of over 41,000 people. This number will likely grow as rescue and recovery… Continue Reading →

How Philosophy turned into Physics – and Reality turned into Information

Peter Evans, The University of Queensland. The Nobel Prize in physics this year has been awarded “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”. To understand what this means, and why this… Continue Reading →

How Dark is Dark Advertising?

Nicholas Carah, The University of Queensland and others. Once upon a time, most advertisements were public. If we wanted to see what advertisers were doing, we could easily find it – on TV, in newspapers and magazines, and on billboards… Continue Reading →

65,000 Years At Kakadu

Anna Florin, University of Cambridge; Andrew Fairbairn and Chris Clarkson, The University of Queensland. For 65,000 years, Bininj – the local Kundjeihmi word for Aboriginal people – have returned to Madjedbebe rock shelter on Mirarr Country in the Kakadu region… Continue Reading →

Is the Buff-breasted Button-quail still alive? After Years of Searching, this Century-old Bird Mystery Remains

Patrick Webster, The University of Queensland In humid savanna on Cape York Peninsula, February 5, 1922, a man was on the hunt with a local Indigenous guide. They had just heard their quarry calling among the tall grass – a… Continue Reading →

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