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Plastics enter and persist in environments from the poles to the equator and down to the depths of the sea.

The practice of locking up children indefinitely, identifying them by number, exposing them to violence and depriving them of education stands in stark contrast to widely held Australian values, writes Karen Zwi.

Students get the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with professionals, not just during the design and planning, but also in the field.

The Abbott economy doesn’t look terrible. But it doesn’t look great, either. Unemployment is up, growth is flat, and confidence is down, writes Richard Holden.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on space oddities

Fans got to pose questions to YouTube's most famous astronaut Chris Hadfield. Watch the interview with Veritasium's Derek Muller at the exclusive Space Oddity event at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

 

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Interchanging - the bus stop of the future

UNSW Built Environment staff and students have designed a "smart" bus stop that provides a level of interactivity comparable to smart phones. For more information go to the research project website.  

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Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

ASPIRE’s mission is to empower young people to secure the education and future they deserve, regardless of their circumstances or background. The program's $4.6 million federal government funding will end this year.  For more information go to the website.

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Interchanging - the bus stop of the future
Changing lives by degrees – the UNSW ASPIRE program

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Brain size matters when it comes to remembering

Brain studies are revealing why some people – and not others – can hold huge amounts of information in their mind and manipulate it, writes Joel Pearson.

 
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The perfect storm: alcohol, drugs, and depression

Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.

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The G20 has a crucial role in preventing future energy crises

Global energy policy, to be shaped at the G20 summit in November, might not sound like a barbeque stopper, but it could determine what our future looks like, writes Christian Downie.

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Design goes feral

UNSW will present wild and untamed design ideas that aim to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems as part of Sydney Design Week.

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Students from Wylie Girls High School experience University for the first time at a UNSW ASPIRE event. Photo: Neil Fenelon Photography
ASPIRE program touches lives

As its government funding draws to a close, a UNSW program that has helped thousands of disadvantaged students consider higher education has been celebrated for transforming lives.

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Unlocking the potential of Asia’s next superpower

At the launch of a new book, “Reimagining India”, an expert panel moderated by Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has identified opportunities for Australian business, education and research in an economically resurgent India.