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Rhythm on the brain, and why we can’t stop dancing

What are the underlying causes of these individual differences in dancing ability? By looking at the way the brain responds to rhythm, we can begin to understand why many of us can’t help but to move to a beat.

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Planned laws undermine native vegetation and biodiversity

The NSW government has released a very controversial piece of draft legislation that will remove restrictions on land clearance and, despite their claims, threaten biodiversity.

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Is two hours of screen time really too much for kids?

One of the most frustrating issues modern parents face is how to manage children’s screen time.


If the people can’t get to their jobs, bring the jobs to the people

It is difficult to find a public transport solution to Sydney’s congestion problem. Central to the problem is the journey-to-work rat race in Sydney’s west.


Google’s Go victory shows AI thinking can be unpredictable, and that’s a concern

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence is the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.

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Trashing the brand: ANZ and CBA could pay a high price for choosing profit over people

The recent CBA and ANZ scandals show that the big banks fail to understand the long-term pay off from investing in their relationships with people over short-term profit.

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ASIC v ANZ rate-rigging case will be one of epic proportions

ASIC would not have commenced such significant litigation without weighing up all the available evidence it has gained through a number of domestic and international investigations.

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Cuts to WaterNSW’s science staff will put Sydney’s water quality at risk

The recent axing of five of the six senior scientists charged with protecting the health and safety of Sydney’s drinking water has understandably created concerns.

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