Jean Tirole, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has deepened our understanding of how markets actually work, and provided policymakers with a playbook for how to make them work better, writes Richard Holden.
The molecular mysteries that allow cancers, viruses and autoimmune diseases to dodge the body’s defence mechanisms will come under the microscope at a new ARC Centre of Excellence.
Inadequate guidelines for personal protective equipment may be to blame for health care workers contracting Ebola outside West Africa, writes Raina McIntyre.
The UNSW program that introduces thousands of disadvantaged school students to the world of university is celebrating after receiving a $250,000 “surprise” grant from Google.
A dramatic increase in the amount of time that data can be stored on a single atom means silicon could once again play a vital role in the development of super-fast computers, write Andrea Morello and Andrew Dzurak.
A new range of condoms coated with an antimicrobial chemical are unlikely to offer any more protection from STIs than your average condom, writes Bridgit Haire.
A team of UNSW engineering students has been officially recognised as the new world record holders for the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometres.
Transforming poor communities through research into social business and health is the aim of a new agreement between UNSW and Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Former federal environment minister Professor Robert Hill will discuss policy responses to climate change in the inaugural Sir William Tyree Energy Lecture at UNSW later this month.
Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability in Australia with many sufferers so severely disabled they cannot engage in basic everyday activities, UNSW research has found.