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19 September 14

A PhD candidate frustrated by political stalling on climate change has taken out top honours at the UNSW three-minute thesis finals for her talk on low-cost wind turbines.

19 September 14

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.

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18 September 14

Evidence is mounting that simple lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, experts from UNSW's Centre for Health Brain Ageing say.


18 September 14

A fall in condom use across Australia is driving growth in sexually-transmitted infections but new national strategies could improve our sexual health, UNSW experts say. 

18 September 14

UNSW biologist Professor Richard Kingsford is a key scientific member of a partnership that has won a $200,000 prize for its work protecting the iconic Lake Eyre Basin river system.

18 September 14

Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 

18 September 14

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.

18 September 14

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

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18 September 14

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.

17 September 14

An innovative UNSW project aimed at exploring public responses to drinking recycled water has won the 2014 WateReuse International Award in Dallas, Texas.