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Work is life for academics: survey

Research has found that, in academia, work is life. For Academic Work/Life Balance: Challenges for theory and practice, sociologists Dr Nick Osbaldiston from James Cook University, Monash University’s Fabian Cannizzo and Christian Mauri from Murdoch University surveyed 155 early- to mid-career academics. The ...

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Eureka! Einstein’s gravitational waves found

Scientists said they had, for the first time, detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago. The landmark discovery opens a new window for studying the cosmos. Researchers said on Thursday they detected gravitational ...

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Master’s thesis goes down the toilet, happily

A University of New South Wales student has used the toilet seat to marry two of his passions in a master’s of philosophy thesis – architecture and altruism. Nick Papas partnered with the Sago Network to research how to rollout low-cost, eco-friendly toilets ...

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‘Bionic spinal cord’ heads for human trials

A device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, University of Melbourne researchers have announced. Limbs wouldn’t be reactivated, but the person’s direct thought might be able to control equipment ...

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