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Opinion: Higher-ed disruption handing control to consumers

Digital disruption hits traditional universities hard but good changes should outweigh bad. By Michael Hewitt-Gleeson At an accelerating rate, digital disruption has been undermining many of our traditional institutions and industries, such as banking and finance, music, transport, broadcasting, science ...

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Parents misjudge kids’ weight: study

Many parents misjudge their child's weight which can result in them doing nothing to help their kids become healthy. A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health surveyed 4437 WA based parents seeking perceptions about their children's weight. ...

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Brain pioneer worries about future of research

A pioneer in neuroscience credited with the critical discovery of brain stem cells 23 years ago fears a scarcity of funding could affect future breakthroughs. Professor Perry Bartlett, the founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute, lamented the fact that ...

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Opinion: Close ERA loopholes now

Quality ratings are meaningless if the process for evaluating research is easily subverted. By Peter Drummond We try to regulate many things in modern life, and often wonder at the total perversity that results. Yet the answer is simple. Just ...

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Australia divided on climate change causes

A majority of Australians agree climate change is happening, but their reason seems to depend on the political party they support. A five-year survey of almost 17,500 Australians by the CSIRO found that 78 per cent believed the earth's climate ...

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Cancer affects memory: research

Cancer sufferers are three times more likely to have memory loss than people without the disease, a new study has found. The impairment in cognitive function - memory, concentration and multi-tasking - for those with bowel cancer was the same ...

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Freeze VET funding to ‘risky’ providers: TDA

TAFE Directors Australia has called on the government to urgently freeze funding to "high risk" vocational training providers and ban others amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the VET FEE-HELP scheme. In a statement issued on Monday morning, TDA chief executive Martin ...

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