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Teachers number one: 5,500 prospective students

Prospective domestic Australian university students value teacher quality the most. That’s the upshot of the QS Enrolment Solutions 2018 Domestic Student Survey. Released this week, its 5,486 participants indicated that passion, real world experience and clear assessment instructions are their standout teacher characteristics. Davorin ...

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Fact-checking goes meta

Is having 100% renewable energy for a country feasible? With less than 12 years until climate change disaster, having an answer to this question is more pressing than ever. In America, leftists like Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez thinks it’s possible by 2050, while conservatives assert this ...

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Should world leaders’ grades be public property?

The definition of intelligence is complicated. Cambridge Dictionary defines it as ‘the ability to learn, understand, and make judgments or have opinions that are based on reason’, though, in psychology, when measured by IQ tests, it refers to the ability ...

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Aus scientists ID rare sea creature in US

A 215cm (7 foot) sea creature that washed ashore in southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a rare species recently identified by an Australian scientist and thought to live only in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of ...

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VC Craven defends Pell after guilty verdict

Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Greg Craven, a “dear friend” of Cardinal George Pell, remains loyal to him despite Pell’s conviction for child sex offences. As one of ten character referees for Pell, Craven wrote that Pell is “…a deeply sensitive person; ...

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