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Gough Whitlam led a government that mixed controversy and turmoil with unprecedented achievement, writes George Williams.

The word “economics” has been the victim of identity theft all across Australia, writes Gigi Foster.

Heroin remains the drug of choice for people who inject drugs but ice is pretty up there too.

The National Water Commission is to be wrapped up due to federal budget cuts. Yet when it comes to water management and reform, it's clear there is unfinished business, writes Stuart Khan.

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New records for silicon quantum computing

Research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW have found two different ways to solve a critical challenge and greatly accelerate the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.

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New organ transport option to save lives

UNSW researchers have designed an organ transportation system that sustains the life of a donated organ far beyond that of the current method of packing organs in ice.

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Look inside your own body

Imagine being able to see your illness? Dr John McGhee from UNSW Art and Design is enabling stroke patients to do just that, using 3D techniques normally employed in the games industry.

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Academy honours for tech innovators

UNSW’s incoming Dean of Engineering, Professor Mark Hoffman, and Scientia Professor Deo Prasad have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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Anti-ageing researcher David Sinclair to showcase new technologies that turn back the clock

Two of the world’s leading anti-ageing experts will use the 2014 UNSW Medicine Dean's Lecture to present technology and breakthroughs that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives.

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Gough Whitlam’s life and legacy: experts respond

Gough Whitlam was a transformative and revolutionary leader in economics and his understanding of the arts epitomised his great vision for Australia, Richard Holden and Johanna Mendelssohn tell The Conversation.

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Australia’s procurement policy leaves our exporters behind

As our major trading partners expand their legal procurement-linked industry policies, Australia is swimming against the tide by voluntarily abandoning its own, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.

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Elizabeth Farrelly asks: does architecture matter?

Never one to shy away from big questions, Elizabeth Farrelly probes the links between morality, human happiness and architecture in the final Utzon lecture for 2014.

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ASPIRE receives $250,000 “surprise” from Google

The UNSW program that introduces thousands of disadvantaged school students to the world of university is celebrating after receiving a $250,000 “surprise” grant from Google.

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Nura Gili celebrates 10 years of Indigenous success

Nura Gili, UNSW’s Indigenous Program Unit, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Friday, recognising an impressive list of Indigenous alumni.