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Dancing to a different tune – arts bodies step up

How can you put a value on the arts?

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But where do phobias come from?

In the right circumstances, seemingly harmless objects can become a source of debilitating anxiety.

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Superstar smashes STEMM stereotypes

Twelve years into a successful STEMM career, Dr Ellen Moon now knows it’s not necessarily a lack of interest that stops women becoming scientists.

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Fires, floods and the economic fall-out

Droughts, bushfires and floods may be part of Australia’s history but it’s economic research that’s preparing for the future.

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Raising retirement age could harm worker health

A study reveals that postponing pension access also could delay the beneficial effects of retirement.

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Leading women in STEMM – Professor Tiffany Walsh

In the field of computational bionanotechnology, Professor Tiffany Walsh is an internationally-renowned figure.

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The view from the top

When we first talk, Professor Julie Owens is officially just over two months into her role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.

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Social media – not just for selfies and memes

Within minutes of using a platform such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, it’s possible to interact with people living all over the world.

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The loneliness of science fiction

Can science fiction provide new insight into the human condition?

Alexis Spencer

Indigenous early childhood teachers make the difference

Deakin Indigenous graduate, Alexis Spencer, is aiming to support Indigenous people to have meaningful careers in early childhood teaching.

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Creative thinking brings more parents to conferences

A few clever initiatives have opened the way for more parent–researchers to attend academic conferences more easily.

How important is the media in remote areas?

How does the media shape the way we perceive “community” in rural areas?

Middle East: how can we reduce the conflict?

What role do regional actors play in fuelling Middle East proxy wars?

Rethinking the ‘age of the human’

What does it mean to be "human"?

Defying destruction

New technology is now being used to digitally preserve heritage while also providing evidence of its destruction.

Teachers are key to girls’ self-perception

With the right strategies, teachers can significantly improve self-perception, motor competence and, ultimately, physical activity in teenage girls.

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