Authorities are working to accommodate hundreds of students, who were forced to flee when fire broke out at a residential college at James Cook University early this morning.
There's no doubt the question of exactly who gets to say what on campus is a live issue. But is freedom of expression really being muzzled? It's a question not just for the activists picketing campus venues — but also for philosophers.
Sugar has long been a source of energy for people, but now scientists believe they are close to unlocking its DNA secrets and harnessing its potential as a green fuel.
Mandarin and calligraphy lessons, or agents of foreign influence and attacks on academic freedom — increasing concern puts a spotlight on China's Confucius Institutes in Australia.
The tides are changing in Australia's billion-dollar wool industry as more young women continue to weave their way into traditionally male-dominated careers.
Queensland's top country high school student says success is not all about study, but more about being organised and taking time to de-stress.
The classroom is shaping up as one key battleground for this year's federal election with Labor and the Coalition trying to lure teachers into the profession, but those already in the job say money can't fix everything.
The Duke University official caused an outrage after sending an email saying Chinese students were "being so impolite as to have a conversation that not everyone on the floor could understand".
Australia has been in the grips of a national veterinarian shortage as vets leave the profession due to long working hours, "emotional blackmail" and prolonged stress.
A survey of 120,000 university students finds almost three-quarters got a job within four months of finishing last year — but when it comes to getting students a job, not all courses are created equal.