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Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of “volume”: the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts.


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Leading expert available to comment on the Australian Space Agency and the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018

As the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 is introduced to Parliament this week, Australia’s leading expert in space law is available to comment.


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The IOC thinks eSports are too violent for the Olympics, but traditional sports are violent too

If you were a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would you allow professional video gaming (also known as eSports) as a new Olympic Games event? That’s exactly what the committee is considering right now.


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Rewilding workshops and paleo diets: Why we're chasing a primitivist ideal

"Primitivism" is all around us, glamorised on Instagram and shaping the food we eat, the way we exercise and how we engage with the world. Researcher Ben Etherington explains the difference between hardcore primitivism and a fondness for natural, earthy living.


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Evidence from the banking royal commission looks like history repeating itself

Do banks learn from the past? From watching the questioning of elderly disability pensioner Carolyn Flanagan at the Financial Services Royal Commission, it seems not.


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Bunya pines are ancient, delicious and possibly deadly

The Bunya pine is a unique and majestic Australian tree with so many bizarre and colourful stories about it– the more you learn, the more you find it fascinating.


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NAPLAN writing tests hinder creativity, so what could we use in their place?

While standardised testing might be relevant for some fields of study, NAPLAN promotes a narrow view of literacy and writing and hinders the creative process.


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Acupuncture during IVF doesn’t increase chances of having a baby

Acupuncture has become a frequently used treatment prior to and during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).



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