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Exoplanet discovery by an amateur astronomer shows the power of citizen science

You don't need to be a professional astronomer to find new worlds orbiting distant stars. Darwin mechanic and amateur astronomer Andrew Grey this week helped to discover a new exoplanet system with at least four orbiting planets.


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Living with the legacy of the great infrastructure sell-off

The vehicles of urban infrastructure – the utilities and the state-owned enterprises were so central to the life of cities that they became perfect entities for private sell-off.


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With wariness on both sides, the US strikes a conciliatory note on China

With wariness on both sides, the US strikes a conciliatory note on China


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Universities unveil ambitious Indigenous participation targets

Members of Universities Australia will commit to expand their contributions to practical measures to close the gap in disadvantage and lift the visibility of Indigenous expertise and excellence.


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Prize fight over live-streamed sport will continue long after final bell

When a Brisbane boxing fan streamed Danny Green vs Anthony Mundine through a smartphone and Facebook Live, he landed quite a blow beneath Foxtel’s belt.


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Top maths tips for parents preparing for the school year

There are many things parents can and should do to help their children learn mathematics, particularly before they begin school and during their primary school years.


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Ukraine puts legal spotlight on Russia over MH17 disaster

The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 is back on the international legal agenda after Ukraine instituted proceedings against Russia.


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The price is not right: how much is too much for a beer at sporting events?

For many Australian sports fans, buying beer at sporting venues is an exercise in subjugation.



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