Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2016
Scientists have known for years that there is water inside the moon, and they now say they know where it comes from.
Murdoch signs top pot deal
Murdoch University has announced a five year research alliance to develop projects in the field of medicinal cannabis.
Students' barrier backed by industry
An innovative new flood gate design but Queensland students is on its way to mass production.
Tech-head proposes satellite solution
One local engineer says he has the solution for dodgy internet coverage in the bush.
Palaszczuk responds to chaos in paradise
Trouble in the small town of Aurukun is putting vital education at risk.
Rock stacks suggest ancient spelunking
Investigations of a French cave suggest Neanderthals were more industrious than previously thought.
Union warns NZ of TAFE troubles
Australia authorities have told New Zealand not to follow the Australian TAFE system.
Giant prize for nano-knowledge
Australian scientist Michelle Simmons has been awarded the prestigious Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.
Crowdsourced anti-terror spots supporters
The digital literacy of a major terrorist group has been questioned again, after ISIS fanboys gave away their secret locations.
Mental angle will miss murderers
Experts say most violent individuals do not have a clear mental illness, despite what gun lobbies claim.
Tech-talkers breaking barriers
Imagine how many global issues and conflicts are caused by our inability to communicate.
Dental data shows visits missed
A quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under has untreated tooth decay.
Macca's faces unhealthy accusations
An education union official has accused fast food giant McDonald’s of paying its workers below award rates.
Playgroups pushed as big boost
Community playgroups have big social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, research shows.
Study uncovers unco' origins
New research shows why tall teenage boys galumph around like awkward giraffes.
Fossil find pushes life way back
New fossils suggest large multi-celled life appeared on Earth about 1 billion years earlier than previously thought.
Study seeks psychiatric psilocybin
A small study suggests magic mushrooms could help with treatment-resistant depression.
Experts reflect on anti-depressants
Australian researchers are questioning the effectiveness of antidepressants, after a clinical study suggested many might be taking them unnecessarily.
Helium microscope making waves
Australian engineers have unveiled a breakthrough new microscope, two decades in the making, opening up a new window into the scientific world.
Mental illness still missing out
Mental illness is the largest and fastest growing source of disability in Australia and more needs to be done to improve the stakes.