Facebook scandal: We need to talk about the data we give freely of ourselves online and why it’s useful

OPINION & ANALYSIS: In light of the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data harvesting scandal, how should your social media data be accessed and used by researchers?

Tributes pour in for Stephen Hawking, the famous British theoretical physicist who died at age 76

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the scientist, who made complex science accessible to everyone in his 1988 bestselling book A Brief History of Time. There have been reactions too from the world of Astronomy in Australia.

Empire of delusion: the sun sets on British imperial credibility

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Today the Commonwealth exists as an organisation in search of a rationale. When this coalition of whimsy meets a hard policy issue, its solidarity falls victim to its diversity, while its breadth of membership can’t deliver real weight and gravitas in the present day.