There’s good evidence to show that using mobile phones, tablets or computers - and even watching TV - when we go to bed can interfere with our normal sleep processes.
Bad idea: phones or other electronic devices in bed can be a problem because they stimulate rather than relax the brain.
The worst offenders are mobile phones and tablets, or any connected devices that can access the internet – which are so often in our bedrooms these days.
Sleep specialists will tell you that the bed should be ...
The head of Australia's tutoring industry peak body says that despite education leaders publicly dissuading parents from tutoring, in practice they often get private tutors for their own children.
More Australians die in residential fires on average than by all natural hazards combined – and most of these fires are preventable, new research confirms.
Every country girl walking around the 20-hectare campus of Pymble Ladies' College appreciates the wide verandahs, the sweeping lawns, the verdant gardens and the proliferation of eucalypts.
Principal Vicki Waters said it was hard to believe that the "big smoke" of Sydney was on the school's doorstep, just half an hour by train and about 20 kilometres by road to the CBD.
"More than half the girls who board at Pymble come from regional and agricultural families, so our small on-site farm with s...
Magazine editor: As joint editor of this magazine, I was responsible for commissioning and editing features and sponsored editorial for the annual magazine of the Co-Operative Research Centres Association. The Australian government CRC program funds research with industry partners which is worth about half a billion dollars annually; this magazine reports on the year's highlights. I was privileged to work with some of Australia's leading scientists, researchers and some of Australia's best science writers. The magazine was published by award-winning independent publisher Refraction Media.
This long-form feature explores the wild ways of the Dark Net, highlighting the research of Dr James Martin and featuring Macquarie's postgraduate course.
UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.
In a ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in April 2016, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and China’s Premier Li Keqiang signed off on one of the most ambitious government-backed international research initiatives in recent history: the new Australian technology park.
For the first time, the China Torch Program will establish a science park outside China, on the UNSW...
Siobhan O'Brien's honours year project investigates prosthetic hands – specifically, how to optimise mechanical control systems to understand simple messages of intention from muscle movement in a person's arm.
"I love being able to do something to better the human body. I'm making a version of Iron Man!" O'Brien says.
She's just finished a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) and B Science double degree at the University of Wollongong.
From future-gazing 3D printed structures of living cells...
This story in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at options for counselling careers. While clinical psychologists must do 6 years of tertiary education, other degrees and courses offer shorter training.
CSIRO is working with Chile's fisheries service to boost aquaculture by setting ‘triple bottom line’ production targets to limit economic, environmental and social impacts.