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23 February 2017

Act early to stop eyewitnesses from developing lasting distress

Dr Lauren Monds writes in today's Sydney Morning Herald on the causes and possible symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, citing the recent plane crash in Melbourne.

22 February 2017

What you need to know about the new HSC English curriculum

What will a changed HSC English curriculum mean for teachers and students? Associate Professor Jackie Manuel explains.

22 February 2017

Imaging study confirms differences in ADHD brains

Research shows that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with the delayed development of five brain regions, and should be considered a brain disorder, writes Dr Alison Poulton.

22 February 2017

Looking to the stars: Data-driven Astronomy MOOC

The University of Sydney’s new MOOC centres on the development of practical skills and their application to real astronomy examples.

22 February 2017

How cathedral termites arrived here to build their ‘sky-scrapers’

Before designing one of the animal kingdom’s tallest structures, common in Australia’s Top End, ancestors of these termite fortress builders rafted from Asia or South America about 10 million years ago, research has found.

21 February 2017

Water flowing into remote schools and parks

A scheme aimed at improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has installed cold fresh water in Boggabilla’s school – and now also its town park. 

21 February 2017

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

A world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins has given researchers the best view yet into their hidden marine world.

21 February 2017

Pharma funding biases results of drug trials

Industry-sponsored studies are more likely to favour products of pharmaceuticals and medical devices than non-industry funded research, a new study reveals.

20 February 2017

Obesity expert reignites sugar tax debate

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in Australia would be just as logical as existing mandatory controls on alcohol and tobacco, a leading obesity expert argues in the latest Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).

20 February 2017

It's goodbye to the Nationals unless they become a genuine country party

To win back its dwindling constituency, the Nationals would need to adopt some of the social justice policies espoused by Labor, writes Associate Professor Michael Hogan in The Guardian.