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Curious Kids: Why does English have so many different spelling rules?

Kate Burridge, Professor of Linguistics, Monash University - avatar Kate Burridge, Professor of Linguistics, Monash University

More spelling problems came in when French scribes introduced new spelling conventions — their own of course, and not always helpful. Shutterstock, CC BYThis is an article from Curious Kids, a s...

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Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them

Chris Wallace, ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University - avatar Chris Wallace, ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University

Liberal women such as those in the Morrison ministry, pictured here, should organise to achieve structural change - the only kind that ever sticks. AAP/Lukas CochIt is an historic moment for Liberal P...

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What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains

Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University - avatar Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University

It's just a tiny part of the Y chromosome that kickstarts the development of testes. Kelly Searle/UnsplashThis article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key i...

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Friday essay: what do we want to be when we grow up?

Julianne Schultz, Founding Editor of Griffith REVIEW; Professor, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University - avatar Julianne Schultz, Founding Editor of Griffith REVIEW; Professor, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University

Government MPs raise their hands in response to a question from Scott Morrison: our PM emulates a Pentecostal preacher, engaging in the call and response that features in that tradition. Mick Tsikas/A...

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Vital signs: the GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?

Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW - avatar Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW

Wayne Swan and Kevin Rudd spent big and spent bold, and it almost certainly kept us out of recession. A little more than a decade on from the the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in...

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Can e-scooters solve the 'last mile' problem? They'll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes

Neil Sipe, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Queensland - avatar Neil Sipe, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Queensland

As urban planners, we have not been good at integrating land uses, such as homes, shops and offices, with our transport infrastructure. Thus many people find the nearest train or bus stop is too far t...

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The backflip over Sydney's marine park is a defiance of science

David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Technology Sydney - avatar David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Technology Sydney

Sydney's iconic beaches are not yet part of a marine park. John TurnbullThe New South Wales government’s decision to back away from establishing no-fishing zones in waters around Sydney leaves s...

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