University of Newcastle researchers are lining up eleven of the world’s most innovative running shoe designs to compete in a world-first project testing safety and performance. Our researchers need the help of 2,000 Aussie runners to test a pair over 12 months.
When commodity prices fall and the Australian dollar remains strong – even parity with the US dollar is a strong position impacting on our international competitiveness – is the Hunter more exposed than other regions to the so called “mining boom”?
HMRI research economist Andrew Searles* will visit remote Aboriginal communities in Cape York over the next four weeks, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of health and well-being projects currently operating in the region.
Fraud. It’s an ugly word, an arresting word. As with “cheating” it comes loaded with negative connotations, but can potentially lead to far greater penalties and consequences. And yet fraud in science is not unheard of.
Men are popularly maligned for wilting like cheap supermarket flowers at the first winter sniffle, however data from Flutracking.net, Australia’s online influenza-like illness surveillance system, raises questions about the Manflu myth.
US president Barack Obama has renewed his promise to close the controversial US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
He put his case simply: a “recruitment tool for terrorists” that “hurts us in terms of our international standing” is “not necessary to keep America safe”. Obama’s logic may well be sound, but shutting down Guantanamo will be far from simple.
The president will need to clear some steep political hurdles.
Major weight loss certainly sounds like a good plan if you’re overweight or obese and serious about improving your health. But the reality is it’s incredibly difficult to lose 30 kg, and even if you do, it’s even harder to keep off in the long term.
Our students were inspired by a host of occasional speakers during the April graduation ceremonies. If you missed the opportunity to listen to these accomplished high achievers, including a Nobel Prize winner, LISTEN TO THEM here:
Care to take a peek at the scrapbook of a Colonel? Watercolours by leading artists of the time, the role of the scrapbook and sketches of historical significance are all explored at a free public lecture.