Time to take a break from studying?
A fortnight of exams in year 12 can be a stressful time for students. Here's some tips for parents on how to take control of exam stress.
Narratives of grievance are foundational to Islamic radicalisation. It may have helped motivate 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar’s actions.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
Après le repas, une envie irrépressible de fermer les yeux…
Piquer du nez après le repas, cela arrive à tout le monde. Mais quels en sont les raisons et comment y remédier ?
Here’s a clue: what you eat is just as important as the size of your meal.
We’ve all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?
Think of it as a useful signal from your body.
It's normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it's been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement.
How secure are your passwords?
No matter how many times people are warned to set strong secure passwords, many don't. So why do people take the risk? And is there anything else they can do to be more secure online?
Two news outlets have alleged there was widespread cheating in endurance sports between 2001 and 2012.
Organisers of the World Championship in Athletics will be on their toes after recent revelations of mass doping by endurance athletes. Here's what you need to know about doping and how to evade it.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
It only takes a small error in tactics to lose a sprint, as Mark Cavendish found out in stage 2.
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Science shows there's an optimal way to win a sprint finish in the Tour de France, but a tiny error could cost a cyclist the win, as happened to Mark Cavendish in stage 2.
Presenting misinformation to our children about sex, sexual health and relationships is a risky practice.
Religious exemptions to the anti-discrimination act should end to ensure fear mongering and misinformation are not present in our schools.
Good on the flat, good on the hills, good on the mountains.
It takes a cyclist with a diverse set of strengths to win over the 21 gruelling stages of the Tour de France.
Mustela erminea), feral cats ( Felis catus), red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) and black rats ( Rattus rattus) are invasive predators in different parts of the world.
Clockwise from top left: Sabec/commons.wikimedia.org (CC BY-SA 3.0); T Doherty; CSIRO/commons.wikimedia.org (CC BY 3.0); 0ystercatcher/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Research published this week shows saving wildlife is much more complicated than killing introduced predators. Killing predators often doesn't work, and is sometimes actually worse for native wildlife.
Social media used to lure teenagers to join the fight in the Middle East.
A war of words is being waged on social media by terrorist groups trying to recruit Australian teenagers to join the fight in the Middle East.
Beyond being told or incentivised to hire older workers, employers need to feel they are making the right decision.
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The government wants to see more older workers in the workforce, but first we need to overcome the ageist attitudes held my many employers.
The federal government wants to stop terrorists groups recruiting Australians online.
A crackdown on terrorist groups that use the internet and social media to recruit Australians is part of the federal government's new budget.
Broadcaster Derryn Hinch is a prominent campaigner for US-style sex offender registries, but it is important to be aware of their limitations.
Western Australia was the first state in the nation to allow public access to a sex offender register online. The public needs to understand how it works to avoid a false sense of security.
It’s hard for kids to remember a string of arbitrary numbers.
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.
Heterosexual students don’t benefit from not knowing about homosexuality.
The Australian curriculum is completely silent on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed (LGBTQI) students and discusses sexuality only in terms of the biological.
Fortescue Metals Group will change its roster for fly-in, fly-out workers.
AAP Image/Sarah Motherwell
Proposed changes to Fortescue Metals Group's rostering system may signal a trend across the whole industry that could have flow-on effects for regional economies.
The small amount of research that has been undertaken on Reading Recovery does show a positive effect. But all teacher interventions show some positive effect, and it’s not enough to justify continued use of the program.
The Reading Recovery program assumes reading is a natural process that can be guessed from pictures, but there are far better programs with proven effectiveness.