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  1. 11 June 2021 - Science Matters

    Another intelligence failure shows we need more rigour

    The storming of the Capitol in January followed a serious intelligence failure. A new University of Melbourne report helps explain how to do better

  2. 8 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Training your brain in lockdown

    Changes in lifestyle due to COVID-19 distancing require more deliberate actions to exercise our thinking skills; University of Melbourne experts have some tips.

  3. 18 February 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    Our business leaders must think critically

    Critical thinking has become highly valued in business, but University of Melbourne research finds that these skills aren’t taught to business students.

  4. 14 August 2019 - Humanities

    Friends, Romans, Fake News

    In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 6 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Crowdsourcing security intelligence

    Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis

  6. 8 January 2018 - Education

    Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking

    A key aim of universities is critical thinking skills, but many are failing. A University of Melbourne expert finds new technologies could help teach them.

  7. 6 February 2017 - Humanities

    Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning

    US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds