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It's unpopular with the public and kills endangered and non-game birds – but that hasn't stopped duck shooting, writes Siobhan O'Sullivan.


Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus. Photo: Dan White

Biomedical researcher Katharina Gaus has been recognised for her pioneering work using super-resolution microscopes to examine how the immune system reacts to disease.


Ai Weiwei, Law of the Journey, 2017, reinforced PVC with aluminium frame, 3 x 60 x 6m. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Ai Weiwei Studio

The Sydney Biennale is blossoming from a rebellious childhood into an engaging maturity that speaks volumes to audiences, writes Felicity Fenner.


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As Australia faces sustained and accelerated population growth, it is worth revisiting the idea of new cities – providing we don't resort to a tired rerun of town and country planning policies from the past.

As well as his enormous impact on the public's understanding of physics, the late Stephen Hawking had a special connection with UNSW.

Issue 3 2017


Apartment prices have surged even in metropolitan areas where supply has exceeded population growth. Photo: Shutterstock

It's time to correct some of the flawed analysis and myths that are preventing development of good housing policy.



The immersive 3D work Parragirls Past, Present offers a moving virtual tour of the former Parramatta Girls Home. Photo: Nick Cubbin

A 3D immersive artwork offering a unique perspective on the infamous Parramatta Girls Home is screening at the South by Southwest Film Festival.


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A world-first graphene-based filter that can remove more than 99% of the natural organic matter in treated drinking water is being scaled up for possible use in conventional plants.


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Labor's plan to scrap cash refunds on unused franking credits could change the game for some investors in Australian companies.


Optometrists and ophthalmologists at UNSW’s Centre for Eye Health are taking a new approach to managing patients with glaucoma.


Scholarship recipient Koleena Ng (with hard hat) with the team from Roberts Pizzarotti. Photo: Supplied

UNSW and construction firm Roberts Pizzarotti are steering female students towards an industry crying out for skilled graduates.