Curtin University

With more than 44,000 students, Curtin University is one of Australia’s largest tertiary institutions. Based in Perth, Western Australia, it boasts a strong international presence with campuses in Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia. Curtin offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, health sciences, humanities, Aboriginal studies, science and engineering. It is also recognised for its research in the areas of minerals and energy, ICT and emerging technologies, health and sustainable development.

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These twitches tend to appear after exercise, when people are stressed, tired or are lacking nutrients in their diet. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Explainer: why do our muscles twitch sometimes?

You're sitting in a meeting and your left eyelid is twitching uncontrollably. You wonder if the person opposite can see it, and why it's happening.
The vast expanse of Western Australia is perfect for radio astronomy. Pete Wheeler, ICRAR

Tuning in to cosmic radio from the dawn of time

The Murchison Widefield Array sits in remote Western Australia far from noisy civilisation so it can help us understand the universe by tuning into radio waves from the distant cosmos.
The November 27 fireball as photographed by the Desert Fireball Network observatory at William Creek, South Australia. Desert Fireball Network

How to find a meteorite that’s fallen to Earth

It's no easy task to find a meteorite that's just been seen flashing across the sky. But it helps if you have an automatic network of "eyes" on the night sky.
Why does drinking alcohol cause us to lose our balance, our inhibitions and, in large enough doses, our lunch? Andrew/Flickr

What’s happening to us when we get drunk?

Chemically, alcohol is a very simple molecule; however, its effects on the brain are quite complex.
Benedict Anderson gives a lecture, his last, on anarchism and nationalism at University of Indonesia. Thor Kerr

Ben Anderson’s legacy for our modern communities

Internationally renowned scholar Benedict Anderson, who helped us understand the formation of modern communities, has died in Indonesia at 79.
He’s tweeted, Instagrammed and Facebooked, but will he get what he wants? Shutterstock

You could be suffering from FoMO this Christmas

Social media can amplify the fear of missing out, or FoMO, but it can also be a platform for emotional support during the festive season.
If trace elements of drugs aren’t affecting your performance at work, are they anybody else’s business? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Drug and alcohol testing at work doesn’t deter anyone, so why do it?

All Australian government-funded construction sites now require contractors to have a comprehensive fitness for work policy that includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
More than 3,000 Aboriginal sites have lost registration status as part of sweeping changes in classifications in the Aboriginal Heritage Register. Domes of Purnululu, Western Australia. Pic: David Denicolò

Separate but unequal: the sad fate of Aboriginal heritage in Western Australia

More than 3,000 Aboriginal heritage sites in Western Australia have lost registration status as part of sweeping changes in classifications in the Aboriginal Heritage Register. That needs to change.

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