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If we want science to be its most innovative, the solution is not about finding brilliant, passionate creative scientists; it's about supporting the ones we already have, writes Ben McNeil.

It's going to get a lot worse in years to come and we do not really have the strategies or the will to make a big difference about it.

The power of intelligence agencies to invade Australians' privacy could be about to dramatically expand, warns Keiran Hardy.

Someone should have foreseen that a significant immigration population was arriving and they should have been provided for.

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Bird navigation: The Quantum Around You. Ep1

Quantum phenomena often seem mysterious to us, because we can't "see" them. But what if some animal species can? Join UNSW's Andrea Morello in this series which proves that quantum mechanics has more of an impact on your life than you think.

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Hy-Cycle - Australia's first fuel cell bike

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

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Young Entrepreneurs - Pollinate Energy

UNSW alumna Monique Alfris talks about Pollinate Energy, the company she co-founded with two other UNSW grads bringing clean solar lighting to millions of India’s poor. The lighting replaces kerosene - one of the biggest killers of women and children. More Young Entrepreneurs.

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Quantum series makes a splash

A YouTube series on quantum mechanics starring electrical engineer Andrea Morello has attracted almost 130,000 views in its first fortnight.

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What a Scottish ‘yes’ vote would mean for Australian markets

What does Scottish independence have to do with us? It’s tempting to say “very little” – yet the Aussie dollar strengthened markedly against the pound after a poll suggested the “yes” vote was ahead, writes Richard Holden.

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Report reveals dangerous gap in understanding of hepatitis C transmission

A new report from UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows young people and gay men know dangerously little about how to protect themselves against hepatitis C.

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Why the MFA is the new MBA

As traditional industries decline, degrees like a Master of Fine Arts will be valued for fostering original and innovative ways of thinking, argues Ross Harley.

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Explore a world of opportunities: UNSW Postgraduate Week

Thinking of postgraduate study? Come along to UNSW’s annual Postgraduate Week from 15-18 September and explore the range of degrees on offer.

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Outstanding teachers honoured with Australian Awards

UNSW’s commitment to quality learning has been recognised with four citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching.