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7 Style Trends to Look Out for in 2018

News Feature Team - avatar News Feature Team

Another year went by and so did most of the style trends that came with it. Nevertheless, a new year is upon us, and with it will come a host of new fashion trends. We are going to some of the most pr...

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Australia's 'deadliest natural hazard': what's your heatwave plan?

Andrew Gissing, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University - avatar Andrew Gissing, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural ...

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All the racquet: what science tells us about the pros and cons of grunting in tennis

Damian Farrow, Professor of Sports Science, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University - avatar Damian Farrow, Professor of Sports Science, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has long been criticised for excessive 'grunting' during matches. AAP/Dean LewinsOne of tennis’ perennial debates has ignited early at this year’s Aus...

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Explainer: the evidence for the Tasmanian genocide

Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Tasmania - avatar Kristyn Harman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Tasmania

The painting Group of Natives of Tasmania, 1859, by Robert Dowling. WikimediaAt a public meeting in Hobart in the late 1830s, Solicitor-General Alfred Stephen, later Chief Justice of New South Wales...

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Ethical design is the answer to some of social media’s problems

Faye Miller, Lecturer / Researcher, University of Canberra - avatar Faye Miller, Lecturer / Researcher, University of Canberra

Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design. shutterstock.comFacebook last week announced a redesign of its news feed to prioritise posts from friends and fa...

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Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Janette Young, Lecturer in Health Policy, Politics and Promotion, University of South Australia - avatar Janette Young, Lecturer in Health Policy, Politics and Promotion, University of South Australia

Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live. Unsplash/jonathan daniels, CC BY-SAPet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, ...

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In the economic power struggle for Asia, Trump and Xi Jinping are switching policies

Giovanni Di Lieto, Lecturer, Bachelor of International Business, Monash Business School, Monash University - avatar Giovanni Di Lieto, Lecturer, Bachelor of International Business, Monash Business School, Monash University

Donald Trump is flexing the United States’ economic muscle in East Asia by introducing a web of new-generation bilateral trade deals to contain China’s challenge. But Beijing is fighting b...

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Surveys are not the best way to measure the performance of Australian universities

Tim Pitman, Senior Researcher Fellow, Curtin University - avatar Tim Pitman, Senior Researcher Fellow, Curtin University

The surveyors start out with almost 100,000 graduate contacts, of whom less than 10% provide their supervisor's details and of those supervisors, less than half participate in the survey. Shutterstoc...

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