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When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science’s ‘Replication Crisis’

NPR’s Hidden Brain Podcast looks at the replication crisis in science by zooming in on one seminal paper that was the focus of two replication efforts: one succeeded in replicating the original finding, the other failed.

How Facebook uses you to sell stuff to your friends

ABC Radio National explores Facebook’s ‘sponsored stories’ feature, and how people are unaware that the feature means that their name can be used to advertise products to their friends.

Why some newspaper paywalls are simply unsustainable

An article in The Conversation discusses the evidence showing that the Australian Financial Review’s hard paywall strategy could prove difficult to maintain.

Peter, Paul, Kylie … David! Why we forget family members’ names

How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours? The Conversation looks at why this happens.

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Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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