Month Archives: December 2018


1996-1997 cabinet papers show how Howard and Costello faced a budget black hole

Written by: Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University The newly sworn-in Howard ministry in March 1996. National Archives of AustraliaOn the morning of Monday, March 4 1996, the young treasurer in...


Curious Kids: how do eyes grow?

Written by: Hannah Bartlett, Reader in Optometry, Aston University Shutterstock.Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages, where The Conversation asks experts to answer questions from kids. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the...


Curious Kids: how do mountains form?

Written by: Patrice Rey, Associate Professor, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney Mountains keep growing and growing and growing for many millions of years until they are so heavy that they can no longer grow taller, only wider. Photo by...

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