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Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – and small businesses are most at risk. ”Fraud is not just a problem for big business,” said Professor Keitha Dunstan who heads the School of […]

Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business
Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, according to a new study from ECU. In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Criminology, researchers from ECU’s School of Law and Justice conducted the study with 69 participants who admitted to having committed a […]

Inside the mind of a burglar
Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has safely launched in Norway. PhD student Dillon Hunt, a senior mission systems engineer with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), was scientific and technical lead for the trial. It involved scientists from four nations […]

Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology
Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence

The increasingly common practice of drinking at home before hitting the nightclubs is the major predictor of people experiencing harm or violence, Australia’s largest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime has found. The ‘Dealing with alcohol-related harm and the night-time economy (DANTE)’ study compared the effectiveness of alcohol-related crime prevention measures put in place between 2005 […]

Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence
Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet

Despite ABBA’s insistence that women long for “money, money, money”, research has found that The Beatles were on the right path when they sang “money can’t buy me love.” Dr Peter Jonason from the University of Western Sydney is an expert in personality psychology and individual differences. With colleagues from Singapore Management University and New […]

Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet
Challenges still face women seeking seniority in business

Research conducted by the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance underpinning the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership reveals a decade of negligible change for women in executive ranks. The Census was launched this week by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Equal Opportunity for Women in […]

Challenges still face women seeking seniority in business

Employees and group members respect leaders who embody the goals of the team, according to new research from The University of Queensland. This conclusion challenges the common belief that the best way to build bonds [more]

Scientists have gained new insight into the damage done to coral in the Southern Great Barrier Reef by river run-off caused by intense weather events like the 2011 floods. Core samples obtained from corals around the [more]

When people think of mental illness related to body image, the first thing that usually comes to mind is anorexia or associated eating disorders. But, the lesser known body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is five times [more]

A variation of Short Man’s syndrome applies to man’s best friend, new evidence from the University of Sydney suggests. The shorter the dog, regardless of breed, the more likely it is to march [more]

Rotting lungs, cancerous eyes, fat-lined arteries and ageing skin are the usual confronting images used to entice smokers to quit around this time of year, but a new study will test if positive visualisations can [more]

A University of Queensland researcher has questioned the effectiveness of ‘sex sells’, a common rationale underlying many advertising campaigns. UQ School of Psychology Honorary Research Fellow Dr Renata Bongiorno suggested that using sexualised images of [more]

Everyone has their own theory about how to best relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting, however a team of University of Sydney researchers has examined a host of often-used methods to determine which is [more]

Australia is home to many venomous creatures and boasts some of the world’s most deadly, but a particular group of venomous Aussies had been almost entirely ignored. The University of Queensland has led an [more]

University of Queensland researchers have made a major leap forward in treating renal disease, today announcing they have grown a kidney using stem cells. The breakthrough paves the way for improved treatments for patients with [more]

University of Queensland Researchers and Pathology Queensland have found women under 50 with breast cancer are more likely to develop secondary cancer in the liver or gynaecological organs. They also found patients with bone metastases, when [more]

Australia needs to focus on profitability rather than productivity if it is to pull its agricultural sector out of its current downward spiral, a QUT economist has said. Dr Mark McGovern of QUT’s Business [more]

Australian retailers need to pick up their game if they want to dominate the online sales market, a QUT academic says. Adjunct Associate Professor Joanne Jacobs, from the Creative Industries Faculty, writes in academic opinion [more]

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Queensland fraud is a billion dollar business

Queensland businesses could be losing over $12 billion per annum as a result of company fraud according to a recent study [more]

Inside the mind of a burglar

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, [more]

Flight experiment goes boldly forth to advance new technology

A hypersonic flight experiment at eight times the speed of sound, led by a University of Queensland PhD student, has [more]

Pre-drinking alcohol before hitting the nightclubs likely to lead to violence

The increasingly common practice of drinking at home before hitting the nightclubs is the major predictor of people experiencing harm [more]

Research reveals women are more interested in a man’s earning capacity than the size of his wallet

Despite ABBA’s insistence that women long for “money, money, money”, research has found that The Beatles were on the [more]

Challenges still face women seeking seniority in business

Research conducted by the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance underpinning the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership reveals a decade [more]

Swiss Army Knife teeth secret to seal’s success

Biologists have shown how an advanced set of teeth give Antarctic leopard seals the biological tools to feast on prey [more]

Beautiful physics: Tying knots in light

New research published today seeks to push the discovery that light can be tied in knots to the next level. [more]

Why the world’s biggest fish needs to swim near the surface

Whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish, can dive to chilly waters hundreds of metres deep but they need to [more]

Menopause not to blame for weight gain

Menopause doesn’t cause women to gain weight, but affects where weight gain occurs, according to the latest research. In [more]

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