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Star Spangled Brander: Domestic buys provide conservatives with wall of security

Republican voters are strongly attached to home-grown brands because they feel uncertain about the world in which they live and see foreign competition as a sign of division and unrest, Monash research shows.

Business
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Beyond the Emergency: Paramedics not equipped to deal with men's mental health crises

A new report reveals alarming statistics regarding male self-harm, and how first responders feel ill-prepared to deal with patients in mental crisis.

Lens

One-night brand: Sexy snaps lead to clean buys

Highly sexualised imagery in advertising causes some consumers to feel ‘physically dirty’ and motivates them to buy products such as toothpaste, soap and face wash, new research shows.

Business
Detention

Crimes of obedience: Why do people consent to large-scale harm?

What conditions give rise to so many people effectively consenting to large-scale harm within a democracy?

Lens

Gender gap hits women's super early

Research by the Monash Business School has identified fresh evidence of how the ‘gender pay gap’ begins from the first days of employment – a deficit women fail to recoup.

Business
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Death knell: taking a stand to abolish capital punishment

A new institute is leading the push to eliminate the 'faulty' justice of the death penalty.

Lens

Australians are happy with high-tech schools...but some concerns remain

While the Australian public is supportive of technology in the classroom, some parents still have concerns, according to a new national survey by Monash University.

Learning & teaching

Active sleep is more than just counting sheep

New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information - even though the body is resting.

Science
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Understanding consciousness in the human brain

An interdisciplinary project aims to unlock one of the world's greatest mysteries, and potentially advance our understanding of machine learning.

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