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Strictly speaking: facepalm/headdesk

A lot has been written (often negatively) about the effects of online technology on communication, with emoticons, emojis and abbreviations like LOL taking the place of the non-verbal cues such as facial expressions, gestures and laughter that are available to ...

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On the move: January

RUDD SLINGS TO SINGAPORE Professor Chris Rudd has gone west – from China to Singapore. The former provost of the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo campus in the coastal province of Zhejiang, near Shanghai, has made the island city-state his new ...

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Computer ‘doctor’ diagnoses diseases in children

An artificial intelligence system designed to diagnose childhood diseases can recognise symptoms more accurately than some human doctors, a study has shown. The deep learning programme, tested in China, assimilated information from more than 1.4 million electronic health records. It ...

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Details of Western civilisation degree published

The controversial Western Civilisation degree, currently homed at the University of Wollongong, has released its syllabus. It covers ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, and the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries through to today, via the lenses of ...

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Sydney university scammed by ‘ghost guards’: ICAC

Student safety was compromised at the University of Sydney when a private security operator deployed “ghost guards” in a scam that cost the institution hundreds of thousands of dollars, a corruption inquiry has been told. The alleged fraud included one ...

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Free TAFE for 600k in NSW, Labor promises

More than 600,000 students will save thousands of dollars under a NSW Labor plan to address skill shortages with free TAFE courses. Plumbing, electrical trades, disability, aged care and childcare will be among the courses initially covered by the 10-year ...

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