Opinion & Analysis

As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.

Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.

There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss.

A lower Aussie dollar is good news for exporters. But it’s bad news for home owners, and consumers and business that source inputs from abroad, writes Richard Holden.

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At Fifty - a short documentary from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen

This final year piece from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen is a moving short documentary about Baofeng Yu, otherwise known as "Rocky", and his journey to owning a restaurant in Sydney.

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Hip hop artist takes “gift of rapping” to Indigenous communities

Hip hop artist and jazz drummer Rhyan Clapham is using rap music to combat racism and strengthen Aboriginal communities. Rhyan has completed a Bachelor of Music at UNSW and will join the inaugural intake for the Indigenous Studies Honours program offered by Nura Gili.

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Innovation: Recycling e-waste robot-style

UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the growing problem of e-waste. This experiment video is part of a research project conducted by UNSW's Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering Research Group.

At Fifty - a short documentary from UNSW Art & Design student Xinying Chen
Hip hop artist takes “gift of rapping” to Indigenous communities
Innovation: Recycling e-waste robot-style

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Sunswift races towards road registration with $30K funding injection

Engineering students in UNSW’s solar racing team Sunswift have been left “shocked” and “incredibly surprised” after beating a crowd-funding target of $30,000 in just 10 days.

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Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates

Juvenile crime rates in the NSW town of Armidale have been halved over the past seven years, thanks to an innovative, community-based skills program aimed at 14- to 17-year-olds.

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Blood on many hands in CIA-torture scandal

It's time to hold a judicial inquiry to come to terms with Australia's involvement in the use of torture after September 11, writes George Williams.

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UN climate resolution in Lima increases pressure for domestic action

International climate change talks will not save the planet by themselves, but they put important pressure on nations to do their part, writes Christian Downie.

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Get the right advice at UNSW’s Info Day

The ATAR results will be in, you’ve chosen your degree, but still have a few questions? Come along to UNSW’s Info Day on Tuesday, 6 January 2015.