Science & Tech

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There is understandable frustration and despair among patients and their families that rare cancers have not received the funding and attention of more high-profile cancers, writes Darren Saunders.

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Senior Australian water scientists and economists, including UNSW's Richard Kingsford, have called for urgent action to save the Murray-Darling Basin in a joint Declaration launched today.

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UNSW scientists will co-lead the fastest ever survey of stars in our galaxy, following the launch of a revolutionary Australian instrument that can observe more than a million stars a year.

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The scientific world is fascinated by the gene editing technique CRISPR but we must seriously consider the ethics of changing genes, writes Merlin Crossley. 

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Australia should play to its strengths to develop and increase exports of its existing expertise in cyber security rather than other military exports, writes Greg Austin.

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Truck drivers are still underpaid and overworked despite numerous surveys pointing to the risks associated with long-haul driving, writes Ann Williamson.

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Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named 2018 Australian of the Year.

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Australia is the best place for young people and researchers to pursue what they love and realise their dreams, UNSW scientist and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons said in her award speech.

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UNSW congratulates Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, who was tonight named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.

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We all believe weather forecasters so we should trust the same scientists when they predict how the climate will change over decades, write Emma Johnston and Alex Sen Gupta.

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