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Strictly speaking | Eveninger

The online Oxford English Dictionary has regular updates, and an entry added last month was for the word eveninger. It’s actually quite an old term, first cited in the US in 1932 as an item of women’s evening wear, but ...

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New hunt launched for Loch Ness monster

The decades-old hunt for the legendary Loch Ness monster may soon be put to rest with some modern technology. A global team of scientists – led by Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand – will take to ...

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New study proffers food for positive thought

Can food enhance your mood? Deakin University researchers believe so. In fact, the results of their study have led them to extrapolate that diet can treat major depression. The study involved assigning 67 adults with major depression to either receive ...

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At the edges of respectability

Anthropologist Lisa Wynn talks predatory publishing and the study of love, sex and desire. What is your name, where are you based and what do you do? I’m Lisa Wynn, but I publish as L.L. Wynn, and I am an associate professor ...

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Australian research scientists get $1.9bn boost

Institutions researching cancer, cyber security and management of the Great Barrier Reef are among those that will benefit from $1.9 billion in federal government infrastructure funding. Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan responds to recommendations made ...

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No misconduct for controversial scientist

Maryanne Demasi has been cleared of academic misconduct by an inquiry commissioned by her alma mater: the University of Adelaide. The medical scientist turned controversial science journalist, best known as the former presenter of ABC show Catalyst, had been accused of duplicating ...

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Australia’s global standing: How do we stack up?

Australia has a mixed report card when it comes to its achievements in international education Brazil recently played host to a meeting of international education associations from around the globe to debate challenges currently impacting on the international education sector. In ...

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