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We need to 'climate proof' our sports stadiums

Paul J Govind, Lecturer in Enviromental Law, Macquarie University - avatar Paul J Govind, Lecturer in Enviromental Law, Macquarie University

For many Australians summer is synonymous with cricket and tennis. But as Australian summers become more prone to extreme heat conditions, sustainable and climate-adaptable stadium design has become a...

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Removing pokies from Tasmania's clubs and pubs would help gamblers without hurting the economy

Charles Livingstone, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University - avatar Charles Livingstone, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Money gambled on pokies is frequently diverted from other, often more productive purposes, such as mortgage repayments, rent or other entertainment. AAP/Julian SmithDebate over poker machines is at th...

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Minecraft teaches kids about tech, but there’s a gender imbalance at play

Jane Mavoa, PhD candidate researching children's play in digital games, University of Melbourne - avatar Jane Mavoa, PhD candidate researching children's play in digital games, University of Melbourne

More than 120 million copies of Minecraft have been sold. Mojang ABArguments about “screen time” are likely to crop up in many households with children these holidays. As one of the best-s...

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Mythbusting Ancient Rome: cruel and unusual punishment

Shushma Malik, Lecturer in Classics, University of Roehampton - avatar Shushma Malik, Lecturer in Classics, University of Roehampton

It is commonly thought that anyone in ancient Rome who killed his father, mother, or another relative was subjected to the ‘punishment of the sack’. But is this true? Creative Commons Earl...

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The problem isn't unskilled graduates, it's a lack of full-time job opportunities

Shirley Jackson, PhD Candidate in Political Economy, University of Melbourne - avatar Shirley Jackson, PhD Candidate in Political Economy, University of Melbourne

The problem doesn't appear to be with the relevance of qualifications and skillsets to employment, but rather with the scarcity of employment. ShutterstockThe Coalition government’s position o...

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To end share-bike dumping, focus on how to change people's behaviour

Conor Wynn, PhD candidate at BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University - avatar Conor Wynn, PhD candidate at BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University

Residents and councils object to share bikes littering their city. OBikes in unusual places/FacebookWhile most cities are keen to promote bike use, few foresaw the problems caused by dockless bike-sha...

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Curious Kids: Why do we always fall asleep in cars?

Sarah Blunden, Associate Professor and Head of Paediatric Sleep Research, CQUniversity Australia - avatar Sarah Blunden, Associate Professor and Head of Paediatric Sleep Research, CQUniversity Australia

Cars are often warm and comfortable and we are usually feeling safe and relaxed. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation NY-BD-CC, CC BYThis is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Convers...

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Why Apple buying Disney is pure fantasy

Danielle Logue, Associate Professor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, University of Technology Sydney - avatar Danielle Logue, Associate Professor in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, University of Technology Sydney

Apple's expertise isn't in operating theme parks. AAPAcquiring Disney may make Apple’s products more valuable due to exclusive content and streaming rights, but it also goes against what Apple i...

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