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Paracetamol pregnancy risk findings challenged

American television pundit John Oliver once said: “not all scientific studies are equal …some … may be subtly biased because of scientists being pressured to come up with eye-catching positive results.” This may, unfortunately, be the case with a recent ...

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Make those industry links future ready

Connections with industry must serve the needs of the nation. By James Arvanitakis. It is obvious that the Australian economy is facing a number of adjustments. The closures of Ford and Holden, as well as the recent announcements from Qantas, ...

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Online study debate rages

Open Universities touts benefits of internet courses whilst others want more hard evidence. By Antonia Maiolo. The head of Open Universities Australia is making his case for why most students achieve better academic outcomes studying online than in traditional face-to-face ...

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If you love universities, set them free

Arguments for a continued interventionist approach to higher education in Australia don’t add up.  By Dr Gwilym Croucher. We can imagine the disbelief in the business community if the prime minister pronounced tomorrow that the government “will deliver great reform ...

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Fear of crowds

Academic’s peers brush off his concerns that crowdsourcing could threaten government funding. By Antonia Maiolo. An expert warns that the use of online fundraising to bankroll research could result in public spending cuts. Joe Cox, principal lecturer in economics at ...

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Why can’t we be friends?

Researchers and policymakers have much to gain by mending their sometimes testy relationship. By Antonia Maiolo. Scientists and policymakers should be collaborating much more effectively, academic experts say. Despite the widely recognised importance of using scientific research for policy, relations ...

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Rankings reveal – from the top 3

The leading agencies for international university league tables discuss challenges Australian institutions face in moving up the list. By Dallas Bastian. Australian universities often have mixed results when it comes to international rankings. Some institutions frequently feature amongst the top ...

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Time to STEM the tide

Australia’s shrinking investment in science is jeopardising the nation’s future, academy tells Audit Commission. By Dallas Bastian. The nation’s investment in science is moving backwards and will drive researchers overseas. That’s the warning from the Australian Academy of Science’s submission ...

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