Ideas for a brighter future for all

Hot Fiery Sun

The escalating human toll of extreme heat

Global heatwaves are causing severe human suffering, with vulnerable populations facing escalating risks. Urgent questions arise about mobility, decent work, health access, homelessness, mental health, and essential services during extreme heat says Professor Susan Harris Rimmer.

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Preparing for extreme weather

The Australian summer is frequently accompanied by extreme weather risks. Residents must understand their risks, stay informed through warning systems, and have disaster plans tailored to specific threats says Professor of Disaster Management, Iain MacKenzie.

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Hot Fiery Sun

The escalating human toll of extreme heat

Global heatwaves are causing severe human suffering, with vulnerable populations facing escalating risks. Urgent questions arise about mobility, decent work, health access, homelessness, mental health, and essential services during extreme heat says Professor Susan Harris Rimmer.

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Navigating investments wisely

Explore intelligent wealth-building insights: assess risk objectively, avoid herd mentality, and overcome overconfidence in navigating investments. Success lies not just in making money but in safeguarding it—creating a resilient financial foundation for the future says Dr John Fan.

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UsToo

Everyday sexism, gender discrimination and sexual harassment in Australian university systems​

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination plague Australian universities, with a rise in incidents over the past 5 years. Women, mostly affected, face everyday sexism, impacting careers and mental health. Despite efforts, reporting remains low. Griffith University’s Gender Equality Research Network (GERN) research highlights these issues, advocating for broad, education-driven solutions, urging universities to commit to change and address these systemic problems head-on.

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Hats off to teachers

Australia marks World Teachers’ Day on October 27, emphasising gratitude for teachers’ invaluable contributions. Despite media often portraying teaching negatively, educators play a vital role in shaping lives and society. Griffith University values inclusive education, preparing teachers to navigate evolving classrooms. Acknowledging and thanking teachers is crucial as they help students thrive in a complex, changing world.

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Taylor Swift Mathematics

A mathematical exploration of Taylor Swift’s music

A mathematical analysis of Taylor Swift’s music over time reveals an evolving lyrical diversity that reflects shifts in songwriting collaborations and highlights the intriguing intersections between mathematics and pop culture says mathematician Dr Nathan Garland.

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AI fruit

AI and the future of farming

AI farming is revolutionising agriculture in Australia, akin to Tesla’s impact on manufacturing. The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub at Griffith University employs AI and machine learning to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce labor shortages. From monitoring strawberries, improving sugarcane planting and precision lobster farming, this innovative approach promises higher quality, consistency, and cost-efficiency, making AI farming the future of food production.

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Audio cassette

Rewinding the times

Maybe you used them in your childhood? Maybe you gave your first teenage crush a carefully selected playlist recorded onto one or maybe you just recently learned about them through social media – the audio cassette.

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Gravy Day

Why do Australians celebrate “Gravy Day”?

You may have had gravy, but do you know how to make it? Sure. Gravy. Tasty. But what’s it got to do with Christmas? And why is it so significant that we now have Gravy Day? It all starts with Paul Kelly’s 1996 song, “How to Make Gravy”. Dr Ben Green explains.

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Cruel Summer

A cruel summer

Summer 2023-24 is marked by a return to El Niño and has prompted concerns that rising temperatures, worsened by climate change, will threaten health, productivity, and safety. Griffith University’s Dr Aaron Bach suggests some strategies from workplace adjustments to home cooling tips aimed at beating the heat.

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Shreddology

The pursuit of unrealistic body ideals, shaped by social pressures and online influencers, particularly impacts young men, leading to dissatisfaction and risky behaviours like using image and performance-enhancing drugs (IPEDs) says Dr Tim Piatkowski.

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