News Centre archive - 2018

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Materials that make heat worse for our kids demand a rethink by designers

It is with some relief that Australians are leaving behind the excruciatingly hot days of summer. But did you ever stop to think about the role of design in making matters better – or worse?



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Why does some tap water taste weird?

Every year Australia’s councils contest the academy awards of the water industry: the Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia. Entrants compete on clarity and colour as well as taste and odour.



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Are we still ‘human’?

Professor Rossi Braidotti will be visiting Australia to present this year’s Thinking Out Loud lecture series presented by the Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University’s School of Humanities and Communication Arts.



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The man bringing Australian literature to Chinese audiences

For the past 40 years, Professor Li has been translating Australian literature for Chinese audiences. This month his ten-volume translation of Australian literature will be launched.



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Menopausal mood swings can signal more serious mental illness

Many women expect to experience the effects of hormonal changes during menopause and many anticipate increased irritability and mood swings. But mood swings that are an annoyance for some, can develop into something more serious for others.



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Western students help translate the hit series 'The Handmaid’s Tale' to Mandarin

The Handmaid’s Tale – the critically-acclaimed drama series based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood - was one of the most watched programs of 2017, enthralling fans around the world.



 

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