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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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The future of water: WSU

On World Water Day today (March 22), environmental experts from Western Sydney University have come together to share their views on sustainability and the future of our water supply. This year’s theme – Nature for Water – focuses attention on ...

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Are there too many Daves in research?

As Professor Deb Verhoeven spoke at Universities Australia’s 2018 Higher Education Conference, some men shuffled out of the vast auditorium. Although she wasn’t sure if it was because of her speech or the need for the bathroom or a snack, it was ...

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Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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