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Future jobs will need higher maths, says young STEM star
Stick with STEM girls, says mathematician Dr Sophie Calabretto who has been named one of the state's 'Top 5 Under 40' science communicators.
Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it
The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.
Music may be key to returning memory to dementia patients
Music occupies a special place in our memories; so much so that it is being explored as a tool to help people who have lost their map to the past and their ability to remember.
Big events trigger a rise in hearing loss
Even though hearing loss can be prevented, a rise in the 'hidden' causes of hearing loss leaves many Australians struggling to hear in noisy environments.
Opinion dressed up as fact: who can we trust for our news?
The rise of fake news means the role of teachers is more important than ever as they push back against the tide of personal opinion passing as fact.
Do fish have feelings?
Associate Professor Culum Brown, from the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.
The classroom of the future: Garry Falloon on digital learning
The classroom of the future is already here! With e-learning taking over and mobile devices aplenty, how significantly will these new technologies shape the ways in which we learn?
Evolution redefined: humans are older than we thought
Did you know that Hobbits exist outside of fiction? Recent discoveries have thrown a spanner in the work of how we once understood the timeline of human evolution.
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Is there a right way to teach children?
Education plays a critical role in shaping the mental development of a child. But is there an optimal way to teach a child or do different children respond to different approaches?
Does Australia have the world’s deadliest spiders?
Dr Lizzy Lowe, from the Behavioural Ecology Group in the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.
Is there a difference between a hurricane and a cyclone?
Dr Kevin Cheung, climate scientist and meteorologist in the Department of Environmental Sciences, explains.