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Seven Aussie unis make the ARWU top 100

Australia’s only top 50 institution in ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has climbed the list in its 2020 edition. Last year, the University of Melbourne slid three spots to land 41st but has this year gained that ground ...

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Nationals push for changes to uni fee overhaul

The Nationals have formally pushed for changes to the government’s proposed university fee overhaul, saying there is a “glaring and potentially detrimental design flaw” in the plan. The Nationals party room on Monday agreed to press for changes to the ...

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Strictly Speaking | Fomite

Covid-19 has spawned a new vocabulary, from lockdown to social distancing to super-spreader, that has quickly become familiar. We’ve also had to learn technical terms like pandemic and coronavirus, and drug names like Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir. Another medical word that ...

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Origin of Stonehenge megaliths found

Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in England, thanks to a core sample kept in the United States for decades. Geochemical testing indicates that ...

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