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Academics shaping Wikipedia

   Collaborations between Wikipedia and academia benefit everyone. Wikipedia has been through many changes since its inception in 2001. Now that it dwarfs all previous encyclopedias in scope and depth, collaborations with expert contributors are aiding the increased focus on ...

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Uni helps improve children’s health

Psychology academics and students at the University of the Sunshine Coast have received a $1.37 million grant to help children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). USC professor of psychology Mary Katsikitis is part of a joint clinical project to ...

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Curtin creates cyber security software

A new cyber shield developed by experts at Curtin University aims to prevent future computer hacking, such as the attack on the Census website recently. The defensive software, called the Probability Engine for Identifying Malicious Activity (PEMIA) uses statistics to identify ...

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USYD finds much spin in science studies

While Hurricane Irma tears through Florida, a different kind of spin has been identified in Sydney, and presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago. Researchers from USYD have found that over a quarter of biomedical ...

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UWA makes autism research breakthrough

Though autism is a complex, neurodevelopmental disorder, UWA researchers have found it can potentially be assessed at face-value. In conjunction with colleagues from the Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, UWA research associates Syed Zulqarnain Gilani and Diana Tan ...

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USYD launches ‘policy powerhouse’

Black suit jackets were apparently de rigueur at the launch of the Sydney Policy Lab at its CBD campus. By combining multi-disciplinary researchers in what professor Duncan Ivison called a “slightly edgy environment”, the self-described ‘policy powerhouse’ aims to tackle some ...

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How humans are turning seasnakes black

Distinctive black and white striped seasnakes were once a common sight in the shallow reefs off Queensland and several Pacific islands. Now, these turtle-headed marine snakes are turning black, and its our fault. A team of international researchers, including the University of Sydney’s ...

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