17 June 2013
Higher university entry scores for teaching and greater financial rewards on graduation are among the changes needed to address a shortage of top science teachers, writes Merlin Crossley.
12 June 2013
With the federal election approaching, policies are needed that end funding uncertainties and consolidate investment in research, writes Merlin Crossley.
01 May 2013
The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.
24 April 2013
Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.
23 April 2013
Science is expensive but cutting spending will be more costly in the long run, warns Professor Merlin Crossley.
17 April 2013
It's impolite to draw attention to a comb-over, but the time has to come to speak about the cleverly disguised shortages affecting research funding, writes Merlin Crossley.
15 April 2013
Genes aren’t the be-all-and-end-all – there are other factors that influence you, writes Merlin Crossley.
25 March 2013
The definition of a gene has evolved since the term was first coined in 1909 and needs updating again in the light of recent findings, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley.
15 March 2013
Up to 90 per cent of the human genome really is junk DNA, contrary to recent headlines, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley
08 March 2013
Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has found the third and final missing piece in the genetic puzzle of an unusual form of haemophilia, more than 20 years after his original discovery.
07 March 2013
With Australia lagging behind Europe and the US in research output, and with Asia catching up, urgent policy action is needed, writes Professor Merlin Crossley.
22 December 2012
The city is teeming with wildlife, so look and listen, urges Merlin Crossley.
12 December 2012
The model for assessing research excellence in Australia unfairly favours smaller players and fails to recognise larger universities' genuine strengths, argues Merlin Crossley.
21 November 2012
Specialisation and focus is critical and individual scholars sometimes fall in love with their discipline. This can be very good but it can also be bad, writes Merlin Crossley.
23 April 2012
Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.
16 December 2011
OPINION: Something is seriously amiss when the former PM, John Howard, asserts that parents should be concerned about "one-sided science" being taught in our schools, argues Professor Merlin Crossley in the Sydney Morning Herald.