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Why teens are less groggy: Deakin

Did you know that Australia now boasts one of the lowest teen drinking rates in the developed world? Prior to 1999, however, the opposite was true. A key reason for the radical, relatively abrupt shift? According to a Deakin University study ...

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Emoji hate speech? Deakin probes cartoon’s dark side

If you received the following in a text message, would you freak out? Alert the authorities? 💀💣 đŸ”Ș Or would you simply ¯\_(ツ)_/ÂŻ? Legal experts are in multiple minds about it, a study has found. Researchers from Deakin University’s law school combed ...

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WSU to be top of the crops

Sydney’s Hawkesbury region has been fertile since 1891. Now, its getting a new, agricultural lease on life, and making Australia’s food more secure in the process. WSU’s state-of-the-art National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, located at its Hawkesbury campus, is the first of its ...

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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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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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