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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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Quality early education isn’t available for all: report

One-third of children nationwide don’t attend enough preschool, leaving one-fifth of children, many from the poorest backgrounds, developmentally unprepared for school – a new report has found. Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners by ...

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Cameras and drones to spy on trees

If you had access to a nation-spanning network of cameras and drones, how would you use it? For one Australian National University scientist, the answer is to spy on trees. Dr Tim Brown, research fellow at ANU, has helped launch ...

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