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It's truly amazing both in terms of how powerful the effect is, but also how quickly it works.

The Australian dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the world and its value gyrates wildly. Richard Holden gazes into his crystal ball to predict what 2015 has in store for the Aussie.

The waters off Sydney will have typical tropical temperatures like those found off the southern Great Barrier Reef in about 40 to 50 years.

Universities are best served by collecting comments from students on teaching quality and making that feedback as freely available as possible, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Angela Tran introduces her animation 'Noir'.

UNSW Media student Angela Tran introduces 'Noir', her striking animation based on the work and words of Afro-French author, philosopher, and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon. 

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Next stop Uni? UNSW Info Day 2015

Info Day for 2015 saw thousands of prospective students get the lowdown on undergraduate programs and life on campus from UNSW staff and current students. Study at UNSW.

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Body Apotheosis No. 7 - a major work from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens

A beautiful animation from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens, setting a series of vignettes featuring human motion to Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No.7 in A major.

Angela Tran introduces her animation 'Noir'.
Next stop Uni? UNSW Info Day 2015
Body Apotheosis No. 7 - a major work from UNSW Art & Design student Lucia Stevens

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Role models launch 50:50 initiative for women in science

A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra.

 

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Researchers discover genetic variants that alter brain development

Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.

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Social stock exchanges – do we need them?

In Australia, we have supply of impact investment funds and demand from social enterprises, but we do not have the social and market infrastructure to connect the two, write Markus A Höllerer and Danielle Logue.

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Hacking the secrets of Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter

The reported theft of design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by Chinese spies is just one in a long history of security breaches, writes Steven L. Jones.

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Transforming architecture and design into a powerful force for change

We have a proposition that has the potential to save lives and alleviate suffering worldwide. It is to rethink conventional approaches to philanthropy, write Alec Tzannes and Judith Neilson.

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Language swap fosters global friendships

Strong demand for a second language has seen UNSW’s language exchange program grow to be the largest university-based program in Australia.

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Summer stories - experts available

UNSW experts are available over the summer break to comment on subjects ranging from terrorism, cyberbullying and road safety, to binge eating, grandparent carers and the year ahead in economics.