Home / News


Government shrugs off Go8 warning on reforms


The federal government has vowed to push ahead with its higher education reform, despite leading universities warning they will withdraw support if the proposal is too compromised. The Go8 universities say they are concerned the Senate will not accept deregulation of university ...

Read More »

Hipster beards as evolutionary trend


The popularity of Ned Kelly beards, and tattoos, within the hipster community may simply be down to the evolution of primates towards ornamental and even aggressive displays of flamboyance, a University of Western Australia researcher reports. A paper by Dr Cyril Grueter, ...

Read More »

Expand Medicare for abuse victims: academic


Redress funds for abuse survivors should be used to expand Medicare, a royal commission has been told. Louise Roufeil, executive manager of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), said an overhauled Medicare system was essential to properly help thousands of people ...

Read More »

Wine drinkers teeth at risk of acid wear

ThinkstockPhotos-470203933 - Copy

Acid in wine can damage teeth within minutes, a study suggests. In laboratory studies, University of Adelaide researchers simulated the exposure to wine acid normally experienced by professional wine tasters. They found just 10 one-minute episodes of wine tasting are ...

Read More »

Australia needs science strategy: Shorten

Opposition leader Bill Shorten.  Image: APN Australian Regional Media

Australia needs a national strategy to become the science capital of the Asia-Pacific, Bill Shorten says. The opposition leader put out the call whilst issuing scientists in Canberra last week a challenge – let’s make science political. He said he wasn’t advocating ...

Read More »

Cloud-based benefits


Online learning will continue to transform many industries, and global education is no exception; here are seven ways the sector is going to change. Cloud-based computing is transforming education at every level, particularly higher education, where students around the world ...

Read More »