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Bryan Caplan’s new book The Case Against Education argues we should invest less in education, writes Merlin Crossley.


Professor Simmons, Eddie Woo and the Simmons class

Hundreds of school students got a rare peek into what life as a scientist could be like, as Professor Michelle Simmons opened the doors of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology ahead of National Science Week.


The National Energy Guarantee could be improved with more ambitious emission goals, but it offers the nation's energy ministers the chance to put some reliability in the system.

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The new RBA monetary statement is just like the old one — but there are some things that are changing significantly, writes Richard Holden.


Student Kurt Walkom is one of the creative minds behind Pearler Investments.

Investors daunted by the stockmarket will soon be able to choose investment options in the same way as songlists, says a UNSW team of entrepreneurs.


About one in 30 pregnant women have pre-eclampsia. Photo: Shutterstock

Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.


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Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.

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Changes announced to superannuation insurance are just the start of what's needed, says UNSW Senior Lecturer Gordon Mackenzie.


Jonathon Captain-Webb and Danielle Captain-Webb, with baby Djuralye, at the inaugural Aboriginal leaders dinner at Government House in July.

For one family, the resources available to support Indigenous people at UNSW – including the Shalom Gamarada Residential Scholarship – have been especially valuable for career success. 


Scientia Professor Toby Walsh with Baxter

In his new book 2062: The World that AI Made, UNSW artificial intelligence expert Toby Walsh urges us to choose wisely as we define the effects on our lives of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Undergraduate UNSW students from Shalom College. Photo: Nadine Saacks

New scholarships funded by Western NSW Local Health District will help Indigenous students study medicine at UNSW and then return to the west of the state for internships. 

Projects in key research areas from energy storage and robotics to psychology have been awarded national grants.