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Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise. from shutterstock.com

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event. EPA/Fazry Ismail

What makes a winning halfpipe snowboarder like Scotty James?

Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
2017 inaugural AFLW best and fairest, and Adelaide Crows premiership player Erin Phillips. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Mark! Kick! Tackle! The reality of fast-tracking women into elite AFL

Elite female athletes are leaving their chosen sport to pursue a career in AFLW. But what skills do they possess that allow them to be successful footballers with limited AFL experience?
Funding dominated the schooling space in 2017, with both sides of politics debating whose funding package benefited which schools the most, and little attention paid to how the money is best spent. Shutterstock

What’s ahead for education policy in 2018

Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.
Given the evidence base, offering mindfulness based yoga programs in schools may help young people learn to manage stress. Shutterstock

Why we should put yoga in the Australian school curriculum

Yoga and mindfulness programs in schools have been proven to mitigate or reduce some of the negative impacts of stress on academic achievement and future outcomes.
Two of the greatest: Switzerland’s Roger Federer (right) celebrates his win in the Men’s Singles Final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal (left) at the 2017 Australian Open. AAP Image/Julian Smith

Workrate, clutch and serve - how Federer and Nadal win Australian Opens

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two of the greatest tennis players in recent years at the Australian Open. So what makes them stand out from the rest?
The uneven approach between VET and higher education in particular reflects an ongoing failure to conceive of the two as part of a single tertiary education system. Shutterstock

Vocational education and training sector is still missing out on government funding: report

New analysis of education expenditure shows spending on the vocational education and training sector has declined while other sectors have experienced growth.

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