In a huge galactic archaeology project, astronomers have revealed the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky.

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A new partnership between UNSW Sydney and Keypath Education will expand the University’s digital learning portfolio with the launch of a suite of new fully online Master’s programs.

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While US President Donald Trump is now being advised by a heterodox economist, the effects of the ongoing trade war with China may take time to become evident.

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UNSW faculties of Medicine and Engineering are investing nearly $2m in four clincally-led biomedical engineering initatives that will help address major health problems.

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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite,TESS, will search for planets beyond our solar system. Image: NASA.

The successful launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS will allow UNSW scientists to study the properties of nearby stars from their internal ringing sounds.    

Are you a dynamic early career researcher with a passion for communicating your work to a wider audience? The ABC has today opened applications for its popular media residency scheme, calling for emerging university scholars to apply.

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A deadly virus caught from camels has broken out at a major football championship. Should the games be cancelled, postponed or continued? The response plan of a UNSW team to this scenario was a winner.

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While the occurrence of sexist harassment online is well documented, we less often consider what might be driving this behaviour. 

Issue 3 2017

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The sexy selfie is most prevalent in educated, developed countries. Image: Shutterstock

Young women posting alluring photos of themselves online say less about gender discrimination – or those taking the sexy selfies – than about the economies they live in, writes Khandis Blake.

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Brain coral under a hot sun. Image: Daniel Hjalmarsson Unsplash

Marine heatwaves have increased over the past century as a direct result of warming oceans, with significant impacts on biodiversity, fisheries, tourism and aquaculture.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey

With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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New South Wales could provide the blueprint for Australia when it comes to including health at the forefront of legislative reform, urban planning and infrastructure assessments.