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The Aristotle Swan Test

By Paul Waring

Students from school to university should be learning the essential skills of critical thinking.

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The Hazards of Synthesis

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Richard Eckersley’s review paper was rejected by The Lancet for “self-plagiarism”.

By Richard Eckersley

Synthesis of knowledge from different disciplines is underused in research and has hazards for practitioners.

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Homeopathy Costs Us All

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Natrum muriaticum is homeopathic salt.

By Ken Harvey

There is no evidence for homeopathy yet medical insurance companies – subsidised by the government – are extending their cover due to client demand, and health authorities lack the power to act on misleading claims.

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Deadly Concerns Over Herbal Medicines

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Professor Roger Byard, Photo: The University of Adelaide

By Roger W. Byard

Just how safe are herbal medicines, and how well are we evaluating their possible contribution to illness and death?

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Science for Dummies

By John O’Connor

How concerned should we be that many Australians don't know some basic science facts?

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From Prickly Pears to Quantum Computing: Enjoying the Fruits of Australian Science

By The Hon Karen Andrews MP

The government’s blueprint for scientific research will create a more innovative and entrepreneurial Australia.

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Future Research Stars Are Born in Every Town

By Senator Kim Carr

Labor believes that “Australia cannot be an innovation nation unless we are an education nation – and a science and research nation”.

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Greens Plan Giant Boost to Science and Research

By Australian Greens

The Australian Greens want to put Australia on a path to spending 4% of GDP on science and research by 2030.

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Foodies May Be Our True Dietary Messiahs

By Catherine Lockley

The facts and figures in the Australian Dietary Guidelines are less influential on our dietary habits than the enthusiastic narratives of food cooked up by gastronomes.

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