Does citing a scholar run the risk of being perceived as validating not only the research, but the researcher?
Scholars have long encountered skeletons in the academic closets of peers and intellectual heroes. But is there a point where a scholar's behaviour is so taboo that their research should be consigned to the academic junk pile?
Polls show Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten locked in a tight race as the election campaign nears its end.
When the everyday punter sees or hears opinion polls, many might believe that their fellow punters are indeed evenly split on their voting intentions.
Why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
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One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
Personalised medicine allows treatment to be tailored to a patient’s unique genetic makeup.
The rise of personalised medicine, which is mainly based on genetic testing, needs adequate regulation so privacy rights aren't breached. That's only one of several issues that must be considered.
Carbon capture and storage can clean up coal power.
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Despite advances in technology, carbon capture and storage could be unsettled by renewable upstarts.
Everyone says the solution to antibiotic-resistant superbugs is to use antibiotics less often – but it’s not happening.
Panic has spread with the discovery of a bacterium in the United States that is resistant to the last bastions of antibiotic resistance.
Students at Heritage College Lake Macquarie taking it in turns to draw each other in 3-5 minutes in a rapid drawing learning activity.
Drawing can help us to think creatively and develop hand-eye coordination. But an insecurity around 'not being able to draw' is preventing many high-school students from using this skill.
Does man flu exist according to science?
Common symptoms of man flu include inability to move off the bed or couch (whichever is nearest the television) and the more serious “losing the ability to do anything except groan in agony and claw at the uninfected”.
Computers are coming up with proofs in mathematics that are almost impossible for a human to check.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
We need to adapt learning styles to suit those whose first language isn’t English.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds learn differently depending on the types and number of languages they speak and are literate in.
More training is needed to help teachers understand how to better support students with disability.
Schools are deliberately disregarding disability standards through rejecting school places, being reluctant to make teaching adjustments and having poor attitudes towards disability.
Was Peter Dutton right about literacy and numeracy among refugees?
Was Immigration Minister Peter Dutton right about refugees' literacy and numeracy?
Having a bad posture is believed to be one of the contributing factors of postural hunchback.
If you don't alternate your posture at work, the stiffness can build, making it harder to straighten your spine. This can contribute to developing a hunched back.
The past century hasn’t seen the worst drought that Australia’s climate can throw at us.
A new millennium-long record reveals that Australia has suffered longer droughts and wet periods than those recorded in the past century's weather observations.
Starting an exercise regime from scratch can be daunting.
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Current guidelines suggest Aussie adults should accrue at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. However, 60% of us fail to meet this recommendation.
Salt seems common enough, but it has some astounding properties.
That salt on your table can do amazing things chemically, and to the flavour of your favourite food. But don't eat too much!
Boost your intake of foods containing vitamin A and E.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
Detainees on Manus Island are seeking an injunction to prevent their removal to Nauru or elsewhere until Australia’s High Court hears their case.
If a new High Court claim against Australia's offshore detention regime succeeds, it will entirely undermine Australia’s inhumane practices in relation to “those who come across the seas”.
Exposure on social media can often lead to shaming.
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Public shaming is not new. It’s been used as a punishment in all societies – often embraced by the formal law and always available for day-to-day policing of moral norms. However, over the past couple…
The Coalition want to standardised literacy and numeracy testing for students in years 1 and 12.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.