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Double cochlear implants improve grades: study


A study of primary school students with hearing loss has shown children with double cochlear implants performed much better in exams than kids with only one. The University of Melbourne study measured academic performance of 44 profoundly deaf 8-year-olds across Australia ...

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Only half of psychology studies replicated


An investigation into the reproducibility of results in psychology has found – regardless of the analytic method or criteria – fewer than half of replications produce the same findings as the original study. Launched in 2012, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology ...

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Warmer waters to hinder plankton growt

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New research has contradicted previous assumptions that warmer waters allow plankton to flourish. An international study, involving researchers from the University of Western Australia, has found although increased carbon dioxide levels would promote growth of the microscopic organism, the associated ...

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Scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

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The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the ...

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Substance trumps spin


Victoria led VET down the path to dysfunction but it is now providing ideas for grown-up solutions while the country’s leaders ramble on. Two totally different future approaches to redesigning the VET sector were tabled in the month of July ...

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Obese people’s appetites hard-wired: study


Obese people may have brains that are hard-wired to find food irresistible, a study has found. Food craving is associated with different kinds of brain connectivity in those who are obese and of normal weight, the research shows. Scientists offered ...

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Growth and bright future for Tas


More Tasmanians will be university educated by 2025 in a move the state government believes will unlock the Apple Isle’s full potential. In announcing a new partnership agreement between the government and the University of Tasmania at a state reception ...

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No structure for education spending: Mitchell Institute


A Mitchell Institute analysis of Australia’s expenditure on higher education, vocational education and training, and schools, shows no consistent framework in government spending. Despite calls to government from business, unions and community groups, to improve job prospects and overall workforce ...

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