Physics helps us understand fundamental aspects of the world and underpins much of our advanced technological capability, so it is essential we encourage its study, writes Michelle Simmons.
Is the latest visual campaign to stop the boats – in the form of a graphic novel – enough to counter asylum seekers' fear, panic and desperate need of humanitarian refuge, asks Phillip George.
Major app developers make enormous sums from basic and derivative games, so why shouldn’t independent game makers like the creator of Flappy Bird do the same, asks Thomas Apperley.
The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards.
In a string of cases, the High Court has given its stamp of approval for the use of secret evidence and affirmed that Australians have no right to know the case against them, writes Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.
Charles Darwin was one of the greatest scientists of all time and his 205th birthday today is worth celebrating, but he should not be treated like a messiah or deity, writes Rob Brooks.
Developing practical strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to reinforce their rights in Australia is the focus of an intensive summit at UNSW this week.
PhD candidate Evelyn Linardy is working on a portable DNA testing device that will allow doctors, researchers and border security to identify samples within 10 minutes. VIDEO
Royal commissions are shaped as much by the person who runs them as by the powers they wield, and the man named to lead the investigation into Australia's trade unions is a brilliant lawyer with a strong streak of independence, writes George Williams.
A UNSW conference will critically analyse the rapid expansion of biomedical technologies and their strengths and limitations in the treatment of HIV and blood borne viruses.