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07 February 2017

Joss Bland-Hawthorn receives prestigious UC Berkeley Professorship

ARC Laureate Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn has been awarded a visiting Miller Professorship to work at the University of California Berkeley, United States.

07 February 2017

How unspoken collusion fixed petrol prices

A study detailing 'tacit collusion' by major fuel firms leads an MP to urge measures to protect consumers and ensure greater competition on petrol prices. 

07 February 2017

Hissstory: how the science of snake bite treatments has changed

From ammonia and alcohol, to splints and antivenoms: Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History charts the evolution of Australia's snake bite treatments. 

07 February 2017

Can you sue someone for giving you a bad reference?

Australian defamation law applies to all forms of communication. Despite the wide application of defamation law, you have very limited recourse if you've been given a bad reference by an employer, writes Professor David Rolph.

07 February 2017

Largest undersea landslide revealed on Great Barrier Reef

The largest underwater landslide along the slope bordering the famous reef has been discovered, about 30 times the volume of Uluru. Modelling shows such a failure could yield a wave of about 27m but more research is needed. 

07 February 2017

Academic records documenting Indigenous communities recognised

A vital resource of Australian academic work and engagement with Indigenous people, held by the University of Sydney, will be inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.