UNSW Science


As one of Australia’s most successful Paralympian swimmers, UNSW Ben Lexcen scholar Prue Watt knows what's in store in the lead up to Rio.

Solange Cunin

We need to equip the next generation with the skills to deliver Australia a space-based future, writes Solange Cunin.


We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment and farmers' back pockets, writes Euan Ritchie and Adam Munn.

Indigenous art

We need to place greater value on the extraordinary Indigenous history and heritage of our nation, writes Darren Curnoe.

coral bleaching

With much of the Earth covered by oceans, a different kind of heatwave is attracting attention, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

Antarctic research

Research expeditions shouldn't need to rely on governments for funding, write Chris Turney and Christopher Fogwill.


A new website will help traumatised refugee men overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and encourage them to seek help.


The 'Hobbit' - scientific name Homo floresiensis - continues to surprise us, and its discovery has rewritten the human story in some unpredictable ways, writes Darren Curnoe.

washing hands

The link between heightened disgust sensitivity, fear and conservative voting intentions appears to have played out in the US, writes Rob Brooks.

National Press Club

Three of the nation’s leading scientists say that Australia is "frozen in time" and is throwing away the opportunity to harness the intelligence and prodigious drive of women researchers.