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Blubbing good for bubs’ sleep: study

Having a literal ‘cry baby’ may be favourable when it comes to sleep, Flinders University research has found. The study, published in the American journal Pediatrics, showed that infants who wailed themselves to sleep generally slept better than those who ...

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Finkel joins Australian Academy of Science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has jokingly cited his having “being born with the science gene” as a key factor behind his election as a fellow by the Australian Academy of Science. AAS’s election citation – released with a list ...

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Mumpreneur’s the word

The term ‘mumprenuer’ is trending, but research suggests it may have a dark side. Dr Meraiah Foley from the University of Sydney Business School surveyed 60 mothers who run their own businesses and found that, for the majority, being self-employed wasn’t a willing choice. ...

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STEM degrees don’t guarantee jobs, wealth

Despite the opening pages of the hot-off-the-press Good Careers Guide preaching STEM and all its glories – the guide’s education chief urged students to pursue careers they’re passionate about, even if they aren’t STEM-related. The Good Careers Guide is the replacement ...

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Options paper release draws praise

The higher education sector has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s release of an options – or discussion – paper to garner feedback from stakeholders as to the direction of policy. The paper has been referred to as a reset button that ...

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