21 avril 2019

Interview: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and inventor of the home computer

The ConversationIf you haven’t heard of Steve Wozniak, it is because he has been overshadowed by his fellow co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. This is despite the fact that he was the sole person behind the invention and building of the Apple 1, the first home computer that used a keyboard and normal TV screen as a display. More...

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Want to improve the nation’s health? Start by reducing inequalities and improving living conditions

The ConversationMen living in the Sydney suburb Fairfield East, for instance, are twice as likely to die between ages 0 and 74 as those in the far richer Sydney suburb of Woollahra. The infant death rate in Fairfield is 4 per 1,000 live births compared to 2.4 in Woollahra. More...

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Access to quality education in Africa: how to plug the gaps

The ConversationIn many countries too many children fail to complete a full cycle of basic education. There are also too many children and youth who do not make the progress expected due to various exclusions, some of which are silent. More...

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Even nurses aren’t immune to the stigma of suicide

The ConversationIn England, one person dies every two hours as a result of suicide. And it is the leading cause of death for young people, both male and female, in the UK – every year around 1,600 children and young people aged ten to 34 take their own lives. More...

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VET student loan changes will help gain back control of the sector

The ConversationThe government’s decision to reduce the number of current vocational education and training (VET) courses that will be subsidised under the new VET Student Loan scheme is important if we are to take back control of the sector that has been subjected to rorting. More...

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Axing A-level art history only amplifies class divides

The ConversationPosh, soft, elite, decorative on the one hand, unreadably intellectual, dry and obscure on the other. Either too soft or too tough. So let’s cheer as the last chance for it to be studied at A-level gets binned. More...

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How monkeys make friends and influence each other

The ConversationJust like humans, they also form selective long-term, reciprocal bonds that share many parallels with human friendship. And in the primate world, aggression can also be detrimental to these relationships because it decreases tolerance and the rate of friendly interactions. More...

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The wrong questions are being asked in the free higher education debate

The ConversationThe main brief of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (The Fees Commission) demands that it enquires and makes findings on the feasibility of fee-free higher education in South Africa. The problem with the brief is that it is asking the wrong question. More...

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Teaching the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

The ConversationEach morning seems to bring new reports of hacks, privacy breaches, threats to national defense or our critical infrastructure and even shutdowns of hospitals. As the attacks become more sophisticated and more frequently perpetrated by nation-states and criminal syndicates, the shortage of defenders only grows more serious: By 2020, the cybersecurity industry will need 1.5 million more workers than will be qualified for jobs. More...

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How universities boost economic growth

The ConversationIn 1900, just 1% of young people in the world were enrolled at university. Over the course of the next century this exploded to 20%, as recognition of the value of such an education became widespread. And it turns out that the expansion of higher education from 1950 onwards was not just the product of growing wealth, it has also helped fuel economic growth around the world. More...

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