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The Conversation's editors bring you the most insightful, fascinating, surprising analysis and stories from the academic world. We're asking the experts to bust the myths, explain the science and put the news headlines into context. Join us as we take a deep dive into the big ideas driving our world.

    250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters

    250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters

    The way Australia has commemorated Cook's arrival has changed over time – from military displays in 1870 to waning interest in Cook in the 1950s, followed by the fever pitch celebrations of 1970.

    • 27 min
    An honest reckoning with Captain Cook's legacy won't heal things overnight. But it's a start

    An honest reckoning with Captain Cook's legacy won't heal things overnight. But it's a start

    The impact of 1770 has never eased for Aboriginal people. It was a collision of catastrophic proportions.

    • 30 min
    Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, 75+: how your diet should change with each stage of life

    Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, 75+: how your diet should change with each stage of life

    Once you get older, the focus moves to trying not to lose your muscle tissue. So as you age, your protein requirements actually start to go up.

    • 24 min
    What does the coronavirus pandemic sound like? The voices of people struggling, secluding and surviving around the world

    What does the coronavirus pandemic sound like? The voices of people struggling, secluding and surviving around the world

    What does the pandemic sound like? In this episode, urban researchers all over the world open up the voice recorder on their phones and record a two minute report from the field about their city.

    • 31 min
    Coronavirus and COVID-19: your questions answered by virus experts

    Coronavirus and COVID-19: your questions answered by virus experts

    What do you need to know about COVID-19 and coronavirus? We asked our readers for their top questions and sought answers from two of Australia's leading virus and vaccine experts.

    • 39 min
    We asked astronomers: are we alone in the Universe? The answer was surprisingly consistent

    We asked astronomers: are we alone in the Universe? The answer was surprisingly consistent

    'I think that we will discover life outside of Earth in my lifetime. If not that, then in your lifetime,' one astronomer told us.

    • 24 min

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