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Building digital wisdom: how to spot unreliable websites
As the internet becomes more sophisticated and deceptive, how do we work out what are ‘good’ websites?
Can you ever beat jet lag?
What is jet lag? Associate Lecturer, Alexandra Bhatti, Department of Health Systems and Populations explains.
Faster, higher, emotionally stronger: risks help kids avoid anxiety
Take off the kid gloves … playing boisterously with your children is good for their mental health, a new Macquarie University study suggests.
Big History gets even bigger, with help from Bill Gates
Professor David Christian hopes his new book can encourage a global approach to solving the grave problems faced by planet Earth. And the founder of Microsoft is right behind him.
The strict media diet that helps fight screen addiction
Approaching technology in the same way we look at nutrition is key to preventing screen use becoming an addiction, says leading psychologist and family researcher.
Boarding school is tough for parents too
It's normal to worry about how children will cope with a significant transition like going to boarding school - but its important to learn to manage your emotions to reduce stress for both you and your child.
Coastline crisis: polar ice melting faster than we thought
Sea levels may rise six to eight metres as polar ice-sheets melt – and geological records from the last interglacial period are helping researchers uncover what rising seas mean for global coasts.
Review: Sydney Theatre Company's new play, St Joan
Medievalist Professor Louise D'Arcens - who researches how the Middle Ages continue to influence modern society and culture - reviews the STC's new production of St Joan.
More women in boardrooms but research finds masculinity prevails
Despite targets that are unlikely to be met, it's not all bad news when it comes to the number of women on Australian boards, says Professor Anne Ross-Smith.
Toddlers in child care need rich conversation: new study finds
Research shows the number of words toddlers hear daily from carers influences the way they learn to speak and ultimately their readiness for school.
What is ephemeral art?
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences Michael Gillings explains.
What is the easiest language to learn?
Dr Nan Xu Rattanasone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) explains.