Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has dipped in between Saturn and its innermost rings to gather the most detailed data ever obtained.
Emotional eating traced to childhood
Giving lollies to crying kids may make them emotional eaters later in life.
Med school plan stuck on foreign claim
The Queensland Government insists that medical student places at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital will not go to international students.
QLD to drug test parents
The Queensland Government says it will start drug testing parents whose children come into state care.
Trans kids keep gender choices
US researchers say transgender preschoolers have the same gender preferences for friends, clothes and toys as their peers.
Cloud-seeding plan to cool Reef
Researchers are looking at the idea of making the clouds above the Great Barrier Reef brighter in order to cool it down.
Labelling change could save lives
Experts say the way foods are labelled creates unnecessary risks for kids with allergies.
Mine boss backs cashless card
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has launched a nationwide ad campaign to support the cashless welfare card.
Big schools raise visa worries
The education sector has been hit by the visa reforms announced this week.
Funding study finds huge effect
A new study shows investing in adolescent health and education brings significant economic benefit.
Mouse brain boost from human cells
In a seriously ‘mad science’ piece of research, the brains of old mice have been rejuvenated by injecting plasma from a human umbilical cord.
Stats show teen issues
A new OECD report has highlighted some of the pressures that can harm teenagers' wellbeing and performances at school.
Weekend events take science to the street
Scientists and supporters of science will march in support of science this Saturday.
Local satellites join space race
Three tiny Australian satellites are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS).
Robot surgery centre launched
Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) has opened Australia’s first robotic surgery training centre.
States sorting new Safe Schools
The NSW Government has ditched the Safe Schools sexuality and gender diversity programme.
Card questions half answered
The Federal Government has failed to name the “community leaders” that it says are calling for the cashless welfare card.
Sensitive details left online
An inquiry has been ordered after children’s personal details were published on the Victorian Education Department's website.