06 janvier 2018

Why so many tennis players go pro even though few ‘make it’

The ConversationTennis players take on a huge risk in deciding to turn pro - the odds of earning a stable income through tennis, let alone vast riches, are vanishingly small. Our research suggests it’s this very riskiness that drives tennis players to turn professional. More...

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Transforming the Parramatta Female Factory institutional precinct into a site of conscience

The ConversationWith the inclusion of the Parramatta Female Factory institutional precinct on the national heritage list, the federal government has recognised for the first time that institutionalisation is and has been a central part of Australia’s welfare system over two centuries. More...

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The A Bit na Ta exhibition reminds us of our forgotten links to Papua New Guinea

The ConversationThe A Bit na Ta installation in the Bunjilaka gallery in the Melbourne Museum is therefore an important counter to the Australian colonial stories of Papua New Guinea. The exhibition centres around a film made by Melbourne musician David Bridie, in collaboration with the Tolai people of East New Britain (an island that is part of PNG), particularly photographer/historian Gideon Kakabin and singer George Telek. More...

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You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope

The ConversationIf you’ve just received a telescope as a present then it’s probably better than any used by the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). A small telescope with a modern camera can be more capable than professional telescopes from just a century ago. More...

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How playing games on your phone or tablet could cut your power bill

The ConversationSummer has arrived, and with it, soaring energy bills. Australian households are paying more for their power as generators struggle to meet consumer demand. More...

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We all want the same things in a partner, but why?

The ConversationBased on research from both evolutionary and social psychology, researchers have categorised how we appraise potential partners into three broad features. These are: the degree to which a partner exudes reproductive capacity (“vitality and attractiveness”), a partner’s ability to provide (“status and resources”), and the partner’s “warmth and trustworthiness”. More...

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Best of young adult fiction: Classic and revolutionary reads for 2018

The ConversationTwitter campaigns such as #weneeddiversebooks, have advocated for changes in the publishing industry to produce literature that honours the diversity of young lives. Readers’ choice awards, such as Inky Awards and Goodreads Choice Awards have all boosted the genre. So have new YA-specific bestseller lists and literary awards such as the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Canada and the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature in the United States. More...

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Fun sex is healthy sex: Why isn’t that on the curriculum?

The ConversationDamn — we forgot to teach our kids how to have fun sex.
Most news covers the sex lives of young people in terms of hookups, raunch culture, booty calls and friends with benefits. You might think that young people have it all figured out, equating sex with full-on, self-indulgent party time. More...

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Study habits for success: tips for students

The ConversationRight now, thousands of Australian school children and university students are taking a well-earned break from the classroom. Long breaks like this help us clear our minds, but they can also provide an opportunity to prepare for the learning year ahead. More...

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The hidden homelessness among America’s high school students

The ConversationWhen a student is homeless in high school, it can cause high levels of stress and anxiety. While other students are able to focus on getting good grades and planning for college, students who are homeless often worry about basic necessities, such as food, clothing and shelter. More...

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