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School temperature mapping provides first guidelines for cooler schools

A new research report by Western Sydney University and Macquarie University into the impacts of outdoor heat on school children has made practical design recommendations to better cool our schools.


Girls at school in Solomon Islands (image: Plan International)

Cable internet brings both opportunities and risks to millions of children and young people in the Pacific, reveals new report

Research shows how the rollout of cable internet systems across the Pacific opens up unprecedented learning opportunities for children but also exposes them to new risks of harm.


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Research Week highlights resilience and recovery after a year of disruption

Research Week, Monday 19 to Friday 23 October, will showcase diverse and inspiring events focused on how we can adapt to unprecedented challenges from bushfires, droughts, floods, to a pandemic of global proportions.


Study: Māori health disparity has persisted for a quarter of a century

An international research team has analysed the health records of people with diabetes in New Zealand – exposing the full extent of the health disparities experienced by people of Māori and Pacific Islands heritage.


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Opinion: When it comes to heritage, family history trumps museums

Heritage has significance. But heritage — collections, buildings, archaeological sites, cultural traditions and other intangible traces of the past — matters in different ways to different people.


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Opinion: A viral hit? The sequence of coronavirus makes surprisingly lovely music

All my life I’ve been involved in music and molecular biology. At the crossroads between science and art, I see great scope for insight.



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