New book published

Dr Sandra Garrido’s new book explores the link between response to music and depression After happiness, sadness is the most common emotion expressed in music. One south west Sydney researcher, Dr Sandra Garrido of the MARCS Institute of Western Sydney University, has explored the link between our attraction to sad music and the rising prevalence of clinical…

Read about Healthy Cities

Landmark Glocal Health Book Published This is the urban century. At some point over the last year or so, the United Nations Population Division estimated, the world crossed a threshold: more than half of its population lives in cities. By 2050, some forecasts suggest, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, some of…

Seminar opportunity

Patient safety: Strategic insights on harm reduction with special guest Sir Liam Donaldson The Sax Institute, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University and the Clinical Excellence Commission are hosting a free event on 18 April 2017 featuring global patient safety and public health champion Professor Sir Liam Donaldson. Despite the priority given…

How we edit science part 2

How we edit science part 2: significance testing, p-hacking and peer review What’s the p-value for that happening? CERN Tim Dean, The Conversation We take science seriously at The Conversation and we work hard at reporting it accurately. This series of five posts is adapted from an internal presentation on how to understand and edit…