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Double cochlear implants improve grades: study

A study of primary school students with hearing loss has shown children with double cochlear implants performed much better in exams than kids with only one. The University of Melbourne study measured academic performance of 44 profoundly deaf 8-year-olds across Australia ...

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Only half of psychology studies replicated

An investigation into the reproducibility of results in psychology has found fewer than half of replications produce the same findings as the original study, regardless of the analytic method or criteria. Launched in 2012, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology was an international ...

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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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NSW skills shortage explored by new study

The chronic skills shortage in regional New South Wales is the focus of a new research project led by Charles Sturt University. Professor Kishor Sharma, professor Edward Oczkowski and professor John Hicks from CSU’s faculty of business, together with Lani ...

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Family transport logistics under the microscope

Researchers are looking into ways of making the daily grind easier for families facing the logistical nightmare of ferrying children to and from childcare, schools and after-hours activities. University of Canberra assistant professor of urban and regional planning Hitomi Nakanishi is investigating ...

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‘Study drug’ use under the microscope

Queensland researchers are aiming to lift the lid on Australian university students’ use of so called ‘study drugs’ in an effort to provide a clearer local picture of an issue said to already be commonplace in the US. Led by University of ...

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Male koalas get loud in mating season

Male koalas seeking sex get all shouty and spread out, partly to reduce competition from the other males. Bellowing seems to prevent fights between the males, as well as letting females know exactly who they are in the breeding season, ...

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