Contentious NAPLAN data was released this week amid argument about its validity.

The Australian designers of the world’s most precise clock have won a prestigious prize.

NSW public libraries have welcomed a $60 million funding commitment.

The Australian Academy of Science has welcomed the appointment of Karen Andrews as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

Australian scientists are developing a new evolutionary tree for bacteria based on DNA.

Aircraft maintenance students who received substandard training from TAFE SA are to be compensated.

A succession of critically ill asylum seeker children are being brought from Nauru.

An energy expert says Australia’s unclear power policies could lead to an expert brain drain.

The Federal Government has launched its 2018 National Financial Capability Strategy.

A European study has linked certain personality traits with the likelihood of smartphone addiction.

A new research centre has been set up to bring an academic edge to the copper industry.

The University of Adelaide is offering women-only academic jobs.

A new study has found a generational shift in the belief in the abilities of a god.

A remote research centre is looking to boost the use of the Kakadu plum.

A tiny Australian satellite has performed some big experiments.

Citizen scientists from around Australia are helping to build a much better picture of the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

A law suit on behalf of youth detainees alleges human rights abuses in the Northern Territory's detention centres.

A new study has found tech tools can create significantly higher classroom engagement.

Swiss researchers say grouping students based on their achievement levels can artificially create social class inequalities.

A new survey shows some Australian veterans are struggling to find a place at university.

CSIRO’s new chief scientist says she will push for more diversity in the research sector.

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