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New study proffers food for positive thought

Can food enhance your mood? Deakin University researchers believe so. In fact, the results of their study have led them to extrapolate that diet can treat major depression. The study involved assigning 67 adults with major depression to either receive ...

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No misconduct for controversial scientist

Maryanne Demasi has been cleared of academic misconduct by an inquiry commissioned by her alma mater: the University of Adelaide. The medical scientist turned controversial science journalist, best known as the former presenter of ABC show Catalyst, had been accused of duplicating ...

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Professors not immune from ‘hotness’ bias

Are students sexist against female lecturers? New York University researchers Pascal Wallisch, a clinical assistant professor of psychology and Julie Cachia, an adjunct instructor in advanced psychological statistics sought to analyse this claim, made by various academics, who based them on ...

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How confusion can aid learning

“I think a lot of people just assume confusion is absolutely a bad thing as a part of a learning process.” “Huh?,” one might reply to Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Jason Lodge. Along with his colleagues at his ...

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The complexities of bin chickens

The bin chicken, or Australian white ibis, as it’s less commonly known, isn’t only hungering for your spare fries. Researchers from the University of Wollongong, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, and the Australian Museum have found that their migratory patterns are ...

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