Any end to the fighting in Syria will have to be politically driven and it must be the Syrians themselves who decide the outcome, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Ayesha Nazir

UNSW psychology graduate and former ASPIRE ambassador Ayesha Nazir is heading to Pakistan to fulfil her passion to help disadvantaged children, particularly girls, gain access to education.

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More turmoil and volatility in markets is predicted over the coming weeks and months, which may be good news for hedge fund managers, but not too many others, writes Richard Holden.

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Zika virus is a flavivirus, like dengue and yellow fever, spread predominantly by the Aedes species mosquitoes to humans (Photo: iStock).

With the WHO declaring the zika virus a global public health emergency, key questions must be answered if we are to protect those most at risk, writes Raina Macintyre.

UNSW researchers say ageing cancer patients and chronic pain sufferers have driven a 400% increase in the use of common opioid painkillers in Australia over the past decade.

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Journalist Peter Greste.

Award-winning journalist Peter Greste warns of the dangers of adopting the language of war in this excerpt from 'Journalism in the Age of Terror', the title of the UNSW 2016 Gandhi Oration.

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Visitors to one of India’s most iconic museums are lying down and looking up to experience high-resolution images of Mumbai’s spectacular heritage ceilings, as part of an immersive, 3D exhibition.

Complex human brain activity is governed by the same simple universal rule of nature that explains other phenomena such as the beautiful sound of a finely crafted violin or the spots on a leopard, UNSW scientists have found.

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UNSW congratulates all the members of its university community who have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

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Foreign competition could force the Australian construction sector to adopt robotic construction processes both off and on site, argues Martin Loosemoore.

A global temperature rise of 2°C could lead to warming extremes of up to 6°C in some land masses, new research published in Nature shows.

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China would do well to heed the warning by the great Athenian historian Thucydides about the heightened risk of conflict when a rising power challenges the existing international order, writes Alan Dupont.

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Carbon dioxide concentrations in seawater could reach levels high enough to make fish “intoxicated” many decades earlier than previously thought, with serious implications for the world’s fisheries.

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Introducing a minimum ATAR for students looking to study teaching is not a silver bullet to improving teaching standards in schools, writes Tony Loughland.

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Zeina Tebbo

Starting university can be challenging. Adapting to a new environment, new friends, and for some a new country, can be a lot of pressure in the first few weeks, writes Zeina Tebbo.