No disadvantages to having kids early Maturing and reproducing early hardly has any downsides. If you’re a wild boar, that is. When some species are heavily hunted, animal mortality increases and they have fewer offspring in the course of their lives. To compensate for this, animals that are hunted oftenContinue Reading

Google is the subject of a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at least US$5 billion (A$7.21 billion), accusing Google of surreptitiously collecting informationContinue Reading

The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality. Born from internet chat boards more than a dozen years ago, the collective was once known for organising denial-of-service attacks that temporarily shut down accessContinue Reading

A 13-member steering committee of technology experts has been named to help build support for blockchain technology in Australia over the next five years. The Tempemail Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee is an evolution of the advisory committee that helped put together the government’s blockchain roadmap last year. The strategy aimsContinue Reading

The Felixer. Source: UNSW An autonomous device developed in Australia known as the ‘Felixer’ is proving a vital tool for ecologists seeking to minimise the threat of feral cats without endangering native wildlife. Cats and other introduced predators like foxes have wreaked havoc with conservation efforts for decades, so muchContinue Reading