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28 January 14

There’s certainly no good rationale for using hypnotic drugs for the long-term, and there are effective non-drug options for treating insomnia that are not pursued nearly often enough, argues Ric Day. 

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28 January 14

Australia's low key response to the judicial crisis in Nauru is untenable and could mean that asylum seekers will not have access to an independent justice system, writes George Williams. 

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24 January 14

UNSW students Scott Kneller, Callum Watson and Taylah O'Neill will ski for Australia in the Sochi Winter Olympics, which begin in Russia this weekend.

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24 January 14

With cycling deaths on the rise in Australia, a visiting expert from Sweden will discuss how the latest technology can help prevent bicycle accidents.

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23 January 14

The recent Australian heatwave that saw some electricity consumers lose supply was a sobering reminder that we need to provide and use energy more sustainably, writes Hugh Outhred. 

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22 January 14

Australian water utilities must adapt to extreme weather events if they are to protect vulnerable supplies and ensure clean drinking water into the future, an international report warns.

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22 January 14

Research shows Australia has much to learn from China’s high quality and sustainable foster care system.  

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21 January 14

Two UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science prizes for their work in statistical ecology and climate change science.

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20 January 14

A new study that aims to identify rates of undiagnosed HIV in Australia’s gay community will offer free testing across six states and territories, including at Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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20 January 14

Console games are no longer banned in China, opening up a huge market for manufacturers. But can they succeed in a culture where consumers are used to getting their software and games for free, asks Thomas Apperley. 

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