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Deskilling in the Age of Digital Amnesia

Deskilling in the Age of Digital Amnesia

Is the convenience offered by technology making us lazy, forgetful and unable to solve basic problems?

Everything You Need to Know About Retrofuturism

Everything You Need to Know About Retrofuturism

Whatever happened to the past’s visions of a glorious tomorrow? And just where are our flying cars?

Can We Survive On Mars?

Can We Survive On Mars?

If you believe the news, a human mission to Mars is no longer a sci-fi fantasy. But what problems would we need to overcome? And should we even try?

Kidnapped and Trapped Below Ground

Kidnapped and Trapped Below Ground

As hours turned into days, time was running out for a young man buried alive by his abductors.

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Everything you Need to Know About STEM

Everything you Need to Know About STEM

Why the focus is on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Into the Rock

Into the Rock

When the float plane smashed into rocks, windows shattering and flames blasting through the cabin, survival seemed nigh impossible.

The Secret Lives of Passwords

The Secret Lives of Passwords

What’s your password? Told to select a random string of characters, we often chose something that reveals a lot about ourselves.

After it All Fell Apart

After it All Fell Apart

The earth quaked and then a ripple of kindness spread thousands of kilometres, forever uniting two far-flung communities.

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The Golden Rules of Facebook

The Golden Rules of Facebook

Follow our expert tips to avert your own Facebook faux pas and improve your social media encounters.

Grace Was Her Name

Grace Was Her Name

I hadn’t been born yet when my father killed her. But she’s alive in my mind.

100 Word Stories 2016

100 Word Stories 2016

At last, here’s the answer to the question everyone wants to know: who took out the prizes in our annual short story competition?

9 Smart Uses for Your Mobile Phone Camera

9 Smart Uses for Your Mobile Phone Camera

The camera on your phone is useful for so much more than taking selfies.

The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

RD readers share first-hand accounts of compassion - 20 stories that touched their lives and our hearts. You may want a box of tissues handy...

The Big One

The Big One

A devastating earthquake and tsunami will happen. The only question is when.

The End of Parking

The End of Parking

Could ride-sharing and robocars make our cities greener and our lives less chaotic?

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