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A machine astronomer could help us find the unknowns in the universe

What have pulsars, quasars, dark matter and dark energy got in common? Answer: each of them took the discoverer by surprise.

Employees 2

These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work

In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive.

Buildings 2

Changes for off-the-plan foreign buyers rely on a broken supply argument

The government is proposing changes to the foreign investment framework that will allow a foreign real estate investor to purchase an off-the-plan dwelling when another foreign investor has failed to reach settlement.

Catherine Attard new

Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students

The study aimed to tackle one of the most common complaints about maths classes- that they lack relevance outside school.

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Can the way we move after injury lead to chronic pain?

Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. But there is growing evidence that changing the way we move might actually contribute to the development of pain that lasts for months or years.

Babies and music

Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows

Exposure to multiple languages may sharpen infants’ music sensitivity in the first year after birth, new research has found.

Robot teachers 1

Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

Robots are increasingly being used to teach students in the classroom for a number of subjects across science, maths and language.

Melbourne Cup 2

The race that stops the nation also holds many weird and wonderful stories

The Melbourne Cup is sometimes deplored but the central place it holds in Australian mainstream culture is rarely disputed.

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