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Dodgy supervisors, churlish students and desperately low pay – it’s been quite a year in higher education<p>It’s been a challenging year for those working in universities: we know, because you’ve told us. Our Academics Anonymous series has provided a platform for our higher education community to tell …

Higher Education

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

New South Wales

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

Self-help

Schools Are Incredibly Segregated, But Teaching Kids In Two Languages Could Help

When kids are bilingual, everyone wins.<p>A walk through Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon, can make you feel like you're touring Europe. In one classroom, a group of third-graders learn to read in Spanish. In another, students recite multiplication tables in Russian. In other parts of …

10 incredible bottles of whiskey that make the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough. Unless they drink whiskey. In which case you've come to the right place.<p>Business Insider has spent some of the past year sampling, inspecting, tasting, and rating several top whiskeys and scotches. And as the holiday season draws …

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says

You already know that smoking is bad for you and that drinking too much alcohol may shorten your life. Now a new study says that spending too much time in a chair and depriving yourself of necessary sleep should join a short list of behaviors known to increase your risk of premature death.<p>Sedentary …

Signs of depression are 'unacceptably high' among doctors in training, study finds

For young doctors fresh out of medical school, the grueling years of internship and residency prepare them for a career of making life-or-death decisions and learning to get by on too little sleep. But for too many new doctors, these training years also provide a crash course in depression.<p>Nearly …