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Girls from low and middle socio-economic backgrounds are better at reading than boys, while boys from high-socio-economic backgrounds are better at mathematics than girls,

according to new research from the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.

A drop in job satisfaction among GP’s, an increase in the number of women working in the role and significant funding reforms are transforming general medical practice in Australia, according to a major new study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

The University’s Faculty of Science has made a recommendation to the Academic Board to discontinue intake into the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture following a detailed analysis of enrolment patterns into the course and concerns about student completion rates, withdrawals and pathways into further study at the University. 

Hydrogen has been found on the Saturnian moon, Enceladus suggesting the presence of hydrothermal vents. These sources of water and energy are critical components for life on Earth so what does this mean for Enceladus?

Families from Bendigo will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 28 April.

Families from Ballarat will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Wednesday 26 April.

An international team of scientists have demonstrated how ocean winds can generate spontaneous rogue waves. This is the first step to predicting the potentially dangerous phenomena. 

As Easter looms, University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for participants for a trial of a new treatment for moderate or severe acne.

This Good Friday, more than 1200 medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, audiology, biomedical, science, speech pathology and social work student students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

Years of meticulous observing have resulted in a cosmic discovery that comes from an era dating back 13.1 billion years, giving scientists a detailed glimpse of what may have happened just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. 

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