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An independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Access to independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations. We aim to help rebuild trust in journalism. All authors and editors sign up to our Editorial Charter. All contributors must abide by our Community Standards policy. We only allow authors to write on a subject on which they have proven expertise, which they must disclose alongside their article. Authors’ funding and potential conflicts of interest must also be disclosed. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011. Since then it has grown to become one of Australia’s largest independent news and commentary sites. Now we’ve launched in the UK to bring our brand of trusted, evidence-based journalism to a new audience. The Conversation UK will be a distinct site, focused on issues of relevance to a local audience. The Conversation UK has launched as a pilot site, building up to a larger newsroom of dedicated journalists.

Five New Jobs For Humans If Robots Take Over The World

By now you've probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of time on their hands to take up hobbies and pursue creative interests. All while our robot friends spend their days doing the lion's share of the work needed to make the world run.
17/11/2017 10:04 GMT

Can You Train Yourself To Develop 'Super Senses'?

Wouldn't it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back? Or to read the bus timetable from across the street? We all differ dramatically in our perceptual abilities - for all our senses. But do we have to accept what we've got when it comes to sensory perception? Or can we actually do something to improve it?
02/11/2017 13:05 GMT

Five Vital Things You Can't Do Properly When You're On Your Phone

Psychological research shows that not only do people miss things because they are staring at their phone's screen, they also miss things when they're looking ahead but talking on their phone. In fact, people conversing on a phone can appear to look at something yet fail to consciously detect it.
11/10/2017 10:00 BST