Science & Tech

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UNSW researchers have identified new brain pathways linked to addiction and shown that by manipulating them, drug seeking behaviour and motivation for alcohol can be reduced.

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Japan's response to a tsunami threat following a major earthquake shows it has learned much from past events, including the deadly quake and tsunami that disabled the Fukushima nuclear power plant, writes James Goff.

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Award-winning research leader, scientist and communicator Emma Johnston has been appointed Dean of Science.

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This year’s annual waterbird survey by UNSW scientists coincides with concerns that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is about to announce a cut to water allocations to the environment.

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When disaster strikes, online communities are lending a hand in sharing information and offering financial support.

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UNSW and industry are offering $1.14 million in new scholarships for mining engineering students to avert a looming industry shortage in three years. 

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For his outstanding contribution to organic chemistry, eminent UNSW scientist David Black has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science 2017 David Craig Medal.

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It’s often said that through our innovations in science, agriculture and medicine humans have become masters of our biological destiny, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Cool-water kelp forests are vanishing, eaten by tropical species moving south on warming waters, write Adriana Vergés, Peter Steinberg and Thomas Wernberg.

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Seaweed-eating fish are becoming increasingly voracious as the ocean warms due to climate change and are responsible for the recent destruction of kelp forests off the NSW north coast.

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