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How To Search The Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there’s little to fear and plenty to discover. Here’s how you can start exploring the deep web without having to worry about your digital well-being.

The Complete Guide To Making Breakfast Pancakes

In terms of morning comfort food, nothing approaches the pancake. It’s literally a food blanket that says “come here, my child, and let me wrap you in my warm, carby body. You are safe now.” Almost every culture seems to have its own version of the breakfast staple, and we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious ways to eat them, whether you call them “flapjacks,” “pancakes,” or “crepes.”

Five Science 'Facts' Taught At School That Are Just Plain Wrong

Let’s start with a quiz: How many senses do you have? Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips? What are the primary colours of pigments and paints? What region of the tongue is responsible for sensing bitter tastes? What are the states of matter?

Explainer: How Student Fees Are Set For Different University Courses

The issue of how universities are funded across their different courses has been an ongoing but unresolved debate over the past decade. It has again come to the fore as the Commonwealth government considers responses to its consultation paper for ideas about how best to reform higher education in Australia. Here are the details.

How To Get Started With Raspberry Pi

You’ve probably seen mention of the Raspberry Pi in your travels across the internet, but what exactly is this compact piece of circuitry? What can you do with it and why would you want to? If you’re new to the life of Pi then we’re here to explain everything you need to know and then some.

What Is A ‘Hung Parliament’ And How Will A Government Be Formed?

Neither the prime minister Malcolm Turnbull nor opposition leader Bill Shorten was able to claim victory on election night last weekend. With uncertainty surrounding whether either party will be able to secure a majority of lower house seats, talk has now turned to whether Australia will again have a minority government and a “hung parliament”.

So, what is a hung parliament? And what is the procedure for determining who will form the next government? We explain the basics.

Lifehacker 101: Neural Networks And AI Explained

If you use Google’s Photos app, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Skype’s translation function, you’re using a form of artificial intelligence (AI) on a daily basis. AI was first dreamed up in the 1950s, but has only recently become a practical reality — all thanks to software systems called neural networks. This is how they work.

Are Photographic Memories Real (And Could You Have One?)

There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual photographic memory, whether developed by nature or nurture? Here’s the truth.

How Does The Scoville Scale Measure The Exact Hotness Of Chillies?

The hottest chilli ever measured rates a whopping 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, but what exactly does that mean? Where does the Scoville Scale come from? What exactly does it measure? And how do we end up with such a precise number to describe the heat sensation a pepper can produce?

Cheat Sheet: How To Decipher The Australian Federal Budget

Each year’s federal budget contains a heck of a lot of information that typically runs for hundred upon hundreds of pages. Here’s a cheat guide to finding everything you need to know.

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