University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney is an Australian university with an international focus. UTS is a recognised leader in teaching and learning with a model founded on discovery, creativity and collaboration. UTS research aims to reach out to the world, to drive change and discover practical solutions to national and international problems.

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Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels. from www.shutterstock.com

Does osteopathy work?

There's some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
This is the first time Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR,has been used at the world cup to assist referees make decisions. KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AAP

How video assistant referees could undermine on-field referees at the FIFA World Cup

Video assistant referees have led to some controversial decisions at the World Cup. Rather than improving the quality of decision making by on-field refs, VAR could undermine it instead.
It is hoped that the Royal Commission will bring a renewed enthusiasm for suitable and properly adapted customer service provision that values Indigenous consumers and take their circumstances into account. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

The Royal Commission revealed financial services woes for many Indigenous customers. Here’s what can be done

With enough will and resourcing, many of the structural issues that make financial services a trial for many Indigenous consumers can be overcome. But we need more regulation to deter sharp practice.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment. "Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016

Sexual abuse, harassment and discrimination ‘rife’ among Australian academics

Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
The right age for your child to start school will vary, depending on their readiness, your family situation and the readiness of the school for the child. Howard County Library System/flickr

The ‘right’ age to start school varies for each child

There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
Green rooftops give a backyard feel to smaller housing units in Sydney Author Provided

Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Research shows if Australia encourages greenery on buildings, it will reduce temperatures in the city, as well as potential for flash flooding. It also creates new habitats and socialising spaces.
Areas with higher-density apartment living, such as Rhodes in Sydney, are home to many overseas-born residents. Marcus Jaaske/Shutterstock

Higher density and diversity: apartments are Australia at its most multicultural

The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
Whether it’s birds in a flock or drivers in traffic, agent-based modelling can describe complex phenomena by applying a simple set of rules to each individual’s behaviour. Barry Sweet/EPA

Traffic is complex, but modelling using deceptively simple rules can help unravel what’s going on

By identifying and applying the key rules governing the behaviour of each individual, agent-based modelling offers insights into complex phenomena like traffic jams and flocking.

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