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Thanks to Yale, happiness is now free

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs dictates that there are baseline necessities for human satisfaction. Food, shelter and relationships are most critical. Then there’s self-esteem, and, if you’re lucky, self-actualisation: the fulfillment of one’s potential. But happiness isn’t as simple as scaling a ...

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The complexities of bin chickens

The bin chicken, or Australian white ibis, as it’s less commonly known, isn’t only hungering for your spare fries. Researchers from the University of Wollongong, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, and the Australian Museum have found that their migratory patterns are ...

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Academics to regulate star wars

The force will apparently soon awaken – for real. “Conflict in outer space is not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’,” warned Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. That’s why a team of global legal ...

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A tale of one city, two graduates

The age of wisdom, not foolishness, is certainly in play in Newcastle. Its namesake university will imminently graduate its class of 2017. Among the graduates are Sapphire Dawson (24) and Declan Clausen (25). Though they will both don caps and gowns, in almost ...

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