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If you’re just copying down what the lecturer says and you don’t revise what you’ve written down, there’s little point in taking notes. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What’s the best, most effective way to take notes?

We tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. However if we take notes effectively, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.
It’s hard for a human to keep an eye all the players' performance in any game, such as this typical AFL match at the MCG in Melbourne. So let the machines do all the work. Flickr/Sascha Wenninger

Games by numbers: machine learning is changing sport

When it comes to keeping an eye on all the action in sport a coach can only see so much. But machine learning can crunch all the data and look for improvements.
Sweat is made up of water and minerals that are collectively known as electrolytes. Chris Hunkeler/Flickr

Health check: what’s the deal with electrolytes?

Sports drinks claiming to contain electrolytes have innundated stores in recent years. So what are electrolytes? Are they good? How can we best get them?
China should be a source of major opportunities for the Australian services sector, but these elude us. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Australia’s five pillar economy: services

In our final piece on the five pillars of the economy, we look at services. It's the great economic hope - but opportunities in the burgeoning Asian market elude us.
What a young person decides to study should be based on an informed choice of what is best for them - not what will be subsidised the most. from www.shutterstock.com.au

All young people deserve tertiary education support – not just at uni

Under our proposal, governments would guarantee public support for eligible people between the ages of 18-24 years – not just to go to university, but also for vocational education and training.
Mia Wasikowska looks down the rabbit hole in Tim Burton’s 2010 film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. AAP Image/Disney Enterprises/Imagenet/Leah Gallo

Be open to the impossible: Alice in Wonderland turns 150

This year is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland – and the story shows no signs of running out of steam.

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