Monthly Archives: May 2022

Do we need time to get bored?

Do we need time to get bored?

The issue of boredom has been worrying humanity since ancient times. The warriors of the Homeric deeds suffered from it in the periods between battles. Plato was afraid of being boring to others, as his teacher was rumored to be. Seneca tortured himself thinking about the possibility that boredom would unleash a wave of suicides among the Romans. […] … learn more→

How well does the new Australian Curriculum prepare young people for climate change?

How well does the new Australian Curriculum prepare young people for climate change?

You’d be forgiven for not having heard about the long-awaited new Australian Curriculum, which was released with little fanfare in the midst of the election campaign. But this update to the national curriculum (9.0), for foundation to year 12 students, is hugely significant. It will guide the education of young Australians for the next six years, […] … learn more→

Fighting against cheating in higher education: punishment is not enough

Fighting against cheating in higher education: punishment is not enough

The shift of higher education to digital, greatly accelerated by the pandemic and its health constraints, raises major ethical issues in terms of cheating and plagiarism. However, “we cannot solve today’s integrity problems with the tools of the past. The law and university regulations are not adapted”, as Michelle Bergadaà affirmed on the occasion of the labeling by the National Foundation […] … learn more→

Anonymisation – what’s in a name?

Anonymisation – what’s in a name?

Many researchers find themselves inventing names because it’s standard ethical procedure to anonymise the people we’ve talked with and the places we’ve been. And naming is of course a simple and straightforward process. Well, maybe. Well, not all the time. Perhaps hardly ever. Names can be very troublesome and researchers can spend surprising amounts of […] … learn more→

Here’s what the government and universities can do about the crisis of insecure academic work

Here’s what the government and universities can do about the crisis of insecure academic work

Contract and casual workers in Australian universities have borne the brunt of revenue losses and funding cuts to higher education and research. When the government refused to provide JobKeeper to public universities during the COVID pandemic, thousands of academics on contracts got the boot. My research, with Nerida Spina, Simon Bailey, Mhorag Goff and Kate Smithers, aims to understand and support the working […] … learn more→

Getting drunk for fun: are there alternatives?

Getting drunk for fun: are there alternatives?

Alcohol consumption represents a serious public health problem on a global scale. The World Health Organization has warned about the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption : damage to health , increased risk behaviors, mental health problems and violence. Abundant data show that alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for disease and premature death. If we talk about risk patterns, episodic excessive […] … learn more→

Mistakes to avoid when choosing an online marketplace for B2B

Mistakes to avoid when choosing an online marketplace for B2B

Due to changing lifestyles and technological innovations, businesses are rapidly changing how they do business and the way they sell to their customers, even those enterprises that sell to other businesses. One of the most important changes is selling online to other companies. This has been made possible by joining online marketplaces for B2B. What […] … learn more→

What is Chainlink (LINK), and is it a good investment for traders?

What is Chainlink (LINK), and is it a good investment for traders?

You may be wondering: What is Chainlink crypto? This decentralized blockchain-secured smart contract integrates real-world data with smart contracts. What are the benefits and risks of investing in this new asset class? Is it a good investment for you? And what is its tax treatment? This article answers these questions and more. Continue reading to […] … learn more→

What Is crypto insurance, and how does it work?

What Is crypto insurance, and how does it work?

Understanding how crypto-insurance works helps to understand the terms “Crypto” and “insurance.” Moreover, it is essential to know how insurance policies are governed, including Exchanges, Underwriting, Claims, and more. Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of this unique type of insurance. After all, you can’t invest in crypto without insurance. However, […] … learn more→

Fahim Imam-Sadeque explains what you can do with an Actuarial Science degree

Fahim Imam-Sadeque explains what you can do with an Actuarial Science degree

Actuarial science may not be the most well-known area of study, but it’s one that many students should consider. As business development professional Fahim Imam-Sadeque explains, students who love solving business problems using data and math should seriously consider the field. Actuarial scientists help businesses assess risk for insurance, investments, pensions, and employee benefits. If […] … learn more→