Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - September, 2019
Experts say salt shakers should carry tobacco-style health warnings.
Ancient weaning uncovered
Archaeologists have discovered Bronze and Iron Age infants were probably fed animal milk in specialised vessels.
Dendroglyph digitally preserved
High-tech methods have helped preserve a centuries-old Aboriginal tree carving.
Blind brains re-map for hearing
A new study has found blind people use the visual part of their brain for hearing instead.
Morrison dodges awkward talks
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has boldly avoided a global climate summit, spending time with the McDonald’s burger menu instead.
UN issues warming warning
There is a glaring and growing gap between global warming targets and reality.
Awards plug gender efforts
Thirteen Australian institutions have been recognised this week for their efforts to improve gender equity and diversity.
Australia joins Mars effort
Australia will spend $150 million to get involved in America's planned mission to the Moon and then Mars.
Kids' digital lives studied
The Federal Government has put up $34.9 million for a research centre focused on kids in the digital era.
NDIS accused of mental failings
A new report says the NDIS is not doing enough to support mentally ill Australians.
China expands social system
China is expanding its controversial Social Credit System to 33 million companies.
Denisovan DNA gives new view
Researchers have produced new reconstructions of Denisovans - some of our long-lost relatives.
Greens fail to block 'slush fund'
The Greens have failed in a bid to abolish a $1.2 billion federal government “slush fund” for Catholic and independent schools.
Robodebt faces legal challenge
A class action could be launched into the Federal Government’s ‘robodebt’ scheme.
Battery deal to push next generation
Some of Australia’s top scientists have teamed up with a Japanese chemical firm to build next-gen batteries.
Treaty path continues
Victorian Aboriginal communities will soon elect representatives to draw lines for negotiating a treaty.
Tech comp seeks quantum gaming
A new challenge national quantum-themed competition for game designers has been launched.
Early exposure cuts confusion
A diverse upbringing could help us better recognise faces across different races as adults.
Water spotted on distant cousin
Water vapour has been discovered in the atmosphere of a planet eight times as heavy and twice as large as Earth.