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Humanoid robots at an international robotics competition in Tehran, Iran, during 2014. Students from 22 countries, including Canada, were competing during the three-day event. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

In a time of robots, educators must invest in emotional labour

In their relentless pursuit of research commercialization, and bigger robots, universities might miss the real opportunity of technology - to make our world a better place.
Parkinson’s disease responds well to a range of treatments, but more specialists are needed to know how to best tailor treatment for patients. adriancfoto/Shutterstock.com

Parkinson’s disease: New drugs and treatments, but where are the doctors?

Research has yielded new insights into Parkinson's disease, and treatments are expanding. But a shortage of doctors trained in the disease leaves a gap in care.
Clementine Ford: one of the younger voices more visible now in mainstream media. Allen and Unwin/AAP

Young people, the media and Gangland 20 years on

It is 20 years since author Mark Davis wrote his influential book Gangland exploring the domination of baby boomers in public life. Is it time for a fresh exploration of 'generationalism' today?
Generation X and Y are equally, if not more aggressive than baby boomers when investing in property. Chris Devers/Flickr

Business Briefing: how the attitudes of the next generation are changing the property market

Business Briefing: how the attitudes of the next generation are changing the property market. The Conversation18.5 MB (download)
There's been a shift in attitudes to the property market over generations, from owning a home as a right, to owning a home as a commodity.

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