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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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Academics to regulate star wars

The force will apparently soon awaken – for real. “Conflict in outer space is not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’,” warned Professor Melissa de Zwart, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. That’s why a team of global legal ...

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Are there too many Daves in research?

As Professor Deb Verhoeven spoke at Universities Australia’s 2018 Higher Education Conference, some men shuffled out of the vast auditorium. Although she wasn’t sure if it was because of her speech or the need for the bathroom or a snack, it was ...

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Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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‘Diet genes’ not a thing: Stanford University

In 2007 (not 1986, as the cover would have you believe), Pamela McDonald and Wayne Dyer’s book, The Gene Diet, was first published. Despite its sensational-sounding subtitle – Use Your Body’s Own APO E Gene to Treat High Cholesterol, Weight Problems, ...

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Sliding into DMs: The academic and Twitter

Interesting to see how the findings from a Nature study mapped onto my previous research into academics’ use of social media https://t.co/BWKhJ6b6Kx — Deborah Lupton (@DALupton) January 29, 2018 Lupton’s Inception-like tweet of another academic’s tweet about social media is ...

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Researchers make progress on saving wombats

Genetics research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast may have found the origins of sarcoptic mange, a disease that threatens Australia’s wombat and koala populations. PhD student Tamieka Fraser, who is also enrolled at the University of Tasmania, ...

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