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Dyspraxia is a neurodevelopmental disorder, meaning it affects brain function and unfolds as the person grows. somsak nitimongkolchai/Shutterstock

Explainer: what is dyspraxia and how is it different to clumsiness?

Most of us learn to tie our shoelaces, dress ourselves and eat with cutlery with relative ease. But for children with dyspraxia, these tasks are incredibly difficult to master.
For young people leaving school without completing Year 12, a VET qualification is the main way they can continue their education. from

More at-risk young people are turning to private VET providers

New research shows private VET providers are ill-equipped to tackle the learning needs of vulnerable young people, who are increasingly being enrolled onto these training courses.
Serena Williams has just surpassed Roger Federer’s record for matches won at Grand Slam tournaments. Reuters/USA Today Sports

Just how great a tennis player is Serena Williams?

Many commentators believe that Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all time – but that should be judged not just on Grand Slam wins.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated? from

What role should universities play in today’s society?

Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out. Ted Goldring/Flickr

Will women ever be able to compete against men in Olympic events?

A 1992 paper predicted that if women's running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
Paula Radcliffe holds the world record in the women’s marathon, at 2:15:25. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

What makes a successful marathon runner?

Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.
Athletes must execute their individualised race plan to the best of their ability to win. Reuters/Michael Dalder

Explainer: what makes a winning swimmer?

Races at the international level are often decided by as little as 0.01 of a second.
Gold medal winner Mack Horton (centre) said he had no time or respect for drug cheats in reference to silver medallist Sun Yang. Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Horton wins by naming the elephant in the room at Rio Olympics

Rarely do we see such unscripted individual honesty on difficult topics such as doping, right in the middle of arguably the biggest international sporting stage.

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