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Yale finds diamond planet

A planet twice the size of Earth orbiting a nearby star, just 40 light years away, appears to have a surface covered in graphite and diamond. The planet dubbed “55 Cancri e” orbits the binary star 55 Cancri, which is ...

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Academic aims at US gun control

The latest shooting massacre in the United States has revived the gun control debate, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for tougher laws. The issue of gun control has been a hot topic ...

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SHELL helps train oil & gas engineers at UWA

A new breed of engineering graduates from the University of Western Australia promises to lead the search, recovery and production of oil and gas into the future. For the first time, Shell’s “Introduction to Upstream Business” course has allowed 32 ...

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US falls behind in science, maths graduates

The United States is losing its cutting edge in innovation, an economic survey of the country has claimed. The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris says that fissures are appearing in the US economy, in ...

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Tenure becoming untenable

Milton Greenberg writes that the reasons for lifetime academic positions have been eroded in the US with more staff employed on a contingent basis. The Australian experience bears a striking similarity. It seems that tenure is always in the news. ...

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American privates on parade

We have dominated the Asia-Pacific campus playground but there’s a bigger kid ready to move in Back in the 1990s and noughties, America's leading public universities watched Australia's success with envy as we educated hundreds of thousands of full-fee paying ...

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