Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2016
A high-tech telescope in the West Australian outback has produced incredible new pictures of our Universe.
UNSW falters in high-tech football
Australia has suffered defeat in its quest to retain a coveted prize in cyborg sports...
Google backs exciting ideas
Google has provided $5 million to see a new generation of Australian brainchildren come to life.
Research ranks show Brisbane bump
Nature has released its list of Australia’s best research institutions.
Talks to probe prison rates
The Federal Government will hold an inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.
Black Sea shipwrecks revealed
Robots scanning the seabed have stumbled on a stunning set of ancient shipwrecks.
Experts outline gut-brain balance
The leaders of a brand new field say ‘psychobiotics’ could change the world.
Strict speeds could impede focus
Could taking a hard line on speed limits actually decrease road safety?
Economist knocks gas studies
Economists say the funding links between fossil fuel firms and researchers could threaten academic independence.
Much more detail on Milky Way
Australian scientists have helped create the most detailed map of the Milky Way, using the world’s largest radio telescopes.
PM's prizes for stunning scientists
This week’s Prime Minister’s Prizes have recognised top science teachers.
Sector backs QLD's move to ATAR
Education groups are supporting plans to overhaul QLD's senior school assessment system.
Department downplays island abuse
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has rejected the severity of reports about abuse in detention centres.
NDIS delays hurt in SA
An SA politician says NDIS clients still wait up to a year for coverage even after being approved for funding.
Poverty stats hit ten-year peak
The Australian Council of Social Service says there are now more kids in poverty than at any other time this decade.
Woman's world could avoid old issues
An Australian science writer says women can fix the big challenges our planet faces.
Bard helps break ASD walls
The wordy works of Shakespeare have been used to help autistic kids open up.