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Evidence shows backpacking really can improve your life

Monday, 28 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Forget the slacker stereotype, backpacking is good for your confidence, money management, world view and more.

Why your goals may be making you miserable

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

In an age where we are constantly juggling different goals across work, leisure and other commitments, researchers have found pursuing goals that are at odds with each other could be a recipe for unhappiness.

Client data potentially at risk due to lawyers’ lack of cybersecurity

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Confidential and highly sensitive client data is at risk of exposure according to the authors of new research on the cyber security practices of lawyers.

What students (really) want

Thursday, 17 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Structure, discipline and good relationships are what students want from their teachers according to new research.

Students embrace maths games, schools lag behind

Thursday, 17 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

The results are in: educational video games improve children’s mental maths skills. But WA schools have been slow to adopt new technology in the classroom.

Four new species of a tiny, blind crustacean you’ll never see

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have discovered four new species of tiny, blind crustaceans in aquifers beneath the Pilbara Region in remote Western Australia.

Why your smartphone may soon start scanning your veins

Monday, 14 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Forget passwords and fingerprint scans - ECU research is making what's inside your body the key to security access on devices.

Vale Dr David Goodall AM

Friday, 11 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

It is with great sadness ECU marks the passing of Dr David Goodall AM.

ECU recruits new professor in petroleum engineering

Thursday, 10 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

A petroleum engineering expert has been appointed to the School of Engineering as a Professorial Research Fellow.

Helping the terminally ill check travel off their bucket list

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Travel improves mental health, provides perspective on life and builds bonds between people, yet the terminally ill and those with life-threatening illnesses are often denied the chance to participate. ECU researchers are out to help.

WAAPA leader to exit stage left

Friday, 04 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Professor Julie Warn AM, Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) has announced she will retire in February 2019, bringing to a close a distinguished career in the performing arts.

Getting marron in the mood

Thursday, 03 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Researchers have successfully mated WA’s critically endangered Hairy Marron in an aquarium setting for the first time.

Australia's reptiles may be spreading rat poison through the food chain

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 News > News > 2018 > 05

Humans and endangered native species could be at risk from potentially deadly rat poisons according to new research from ECU.

Children giving endurance athletes a run for their money

Thursday, 26 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Children's muscles work in a similar way to endurance athletes allowing them to play all day without getting tired, new research has found

Bird futures uncertain in comprehensive review

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Climate-change driven forest fires and human actions are threatening the mound-building birds known as megapodes.

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