Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2016
An Australian researcher says disabled students are being misdiagnosed for school funding purposes.
Musk moves on Hyperloop pods
Designs for a new form of high-speed, low-energy transport are steaming ahead.
Babylon's bricks make maths history
The earliest ever examples of mathematical and geometric astronomy have been identified on ancient Babylonian stones.
Looking at 'love' of students
Early childhood educators should be friendly with their students, but should they ‘love’ them?
Sight study gets good view of risk
Researchers have measured the effect of letting kids’ vision problems go untreated.
Speech help from feedback app
A new tech tool allows teachers to assess and provide helpful feedback in real time as students deliver oral presentations.
James rewarded for Indigenous efforts
Matthew James from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been honoured with a Public Service Medal (PSM).
Species maps reach new resolution
The Federal Government has updates its Species of National Environmental Significance Database to include higher-definition maps.
Deep-thinking study boosts memory maths
Experts have updated their assumptions of the brain’s memory capacity.
New resources for real STEM boost
The Office of the Chief Scientist has put out its new STEM Programme Index.
Experts on quest for estranged solar neighbour
There are excited rumblings in the astronomy world after suggestions our solar system contains a never-before-seen planet.
Millions for plans to pass digital divide
New funding has been provided to help students from rural, remote, disadvantaged and Indigenous schools to close the ‘digital divide’.
Scientific value tallied at $330 billion
Scientific advances underpin $330 billion of Australia’s annual economic output, the Chief Scientist says.
Andrews accused of private health backflip
A union rally has urged Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews to stay true to his word.
Human progress shifts millenia
Evidence has been found that suggests early humans colonised Asian islands much earlier than previously thought.
Outbursts of the powerful plotted
Impulsive gaffes, inappropriate comments and short fuses are common among the famous and powerful, and new research suggests it could have a biological basis.
Islam study shows fear in detail
A recent survey has found that one in 10 Australians display strong feelings of Islamophobia – negative and hostile attitudes towards Muslims.
Autism marker spied in brain folds
Researchers say they have found a brain marker for autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two.
Locals sound out auditory origin
Mammals, including humans, are easily identified by the layers of fuzz and fur that cover their bodies, but a new study has looked at an arguably more important feature - the presence of complex, highly sensitive ears.
Mars missions tested in virtual view
NASA is giving students and citizen scientists a chance to explore the surface of Mars – virtually.
TAFE changes to be tested
The New South Wales Opposition and Greens say 2016 is the last year to “rescue TAFE”.