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Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it’s in the genes

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it’s in the genes

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang, Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Queensland Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you? Your choice could be a result of your genes, and how they affect your […]

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How Australia’s NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on How Australia’s NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By George Rennie, Lecturer in Politics, University of Melbourne One of the more noticeable ad campaigns in the upcoming Victoria state election comes from a seemingly unlikely source. The Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia (SIFA) seeks to unwind Australia’s gun regulations, and knows that state governments are as […]

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Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduce the risk of premature birth

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduce the risk of premature birth

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Philippa Middleton, Associate Professor, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Pregnant women who increase their intake of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids are less likely to have a premature birth, according to a Cochrane Review published today. Most pregnancies last between 38 and 42 weeks, but if […]

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Explainer: why the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is so important for keeping Antarctica frozen

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Explainer: why the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is so important for keeping Antarctica frozen

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Helen Phillips, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet. It extends from the sea surface to the bottom of the ocean, and encircles Antarctica. Scientists deploying a vertical […]

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Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Hulya Gilbert, PhD Candidate, University of South Australia Children today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets and in unstructured and unsupervised activity outdoors. The lack of opportunities for physical activity and the loss of freedom to […]

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Grattan on Friday: Morrison government brings back memories of McMahon days

Published By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Grattan on Friday: Morrison government brings back memories of McMahon days

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra As the Morrison government thrashes around trying to stave off defeat or just save the furniture, it reminds one historian of the ill-fated McMahon administration. The run up to the Coalition’s 1972 ousting is detailed in a just-released life of […]

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Why early diagnosis of autism should lead to early intervention

Published By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why early diagnosis of autism should lead to early intervention

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Hannah Waddington, Lecturer in Educational Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington Research suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the age of two. It also shows that many of the behavioural symptoms of autism are present before the age of one. These behaviours include decreased interest […]

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election

Published By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra The Senate this week passed a motion calling for the government to establish a federal anti-corruption commission. The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Justice Party senator Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for […]

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There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

Published By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on There’s no need for the ‘Chicago principles’ in Australian universities to protect freedom of speech

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Katharine Gelber, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, The University of Queensland This week the government asked former High Court Chief Justice Robert French to head an inquiry into free speech on universities. Education minister Dan Tehan claimed it was because concerns had been raised about people […]

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Marriage has changed dramatically throughout history, but gender inequalities remain

Published By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, Arts, Australasia, Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Marriage has changed dramatically throughout history, but gender inequalities remain

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Brady, Senior Research Fellow in Sociology, The University of Queensland One year ago, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a resounding “yes” – more than 60% of those who expressed a view backed marriage equality. […]

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