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Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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'Bad Art Friend' could be a David Williamson play, says UNSW Sydney lecturer Dr Kerrie Davis. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein.

Australian dramatist David Williamson’s new book is a mash up of memoir and autobiography, which casts himself as a former ‘plunderer’ of other’s lives.

Small pelican breeding colony on Lake Wyara

Small pelican breeding colony on Lake Wyara. Photo: Richard Kingsford

For nearly four decades, UNSW scientists, with researchers from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and other state agencies, have been surveying Australia’s waterbirds once a year.

They’re calling for advice before using bleach or disinfectant. Or they’re calling to ask about side-effects after gargling, spraying or bathing in them. It’s a worry.

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Fears that TikTok is “serving up” drug content to impressionable users have prompted calls for all drug content to be censored on the platform. But that would remove useful health advice too.

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A series of policy changes have seen many single parents moved to lower payment categories. Photo: Shutterstock.

A UNSW and ACOSS study shows sole parents and the unemployed have been left behind in the economic growth of the last two decades.

From higher mortgages to hoarding outdated technologies, how will the government’s current stance on climate change affect the economy for Australians?

New research reveals it is nearly impossible for buyers to find high-quality information about the apartments they are considering purchasing, placing them at considerable risk.

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Young climate activists will take centre stage at the UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute Conference. Photo: Unsplash.

Children and young people are likely to face the worst effects of climate change, but they’ve often been denied a seat at the table in global discussions on how to tackle the climate crisis. 

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Press pack surround Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.

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Working from home for two or three days a week is now favoured by many employees. Photo: Unsplash

Workplaces are changing, offering more flexibility than ever, says a UNSW Canberra report. But not everyone has fallen in love with hybrid ways of working.

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How can employers rebuild psychological safety for their staff post-COVID-19? Photo: Christina Morillo/Pexels

As we embark on Mental Health Week 2021 and begin to emerge from months of lockdown, employee mental health is at risk. But there are ways to reinforce psychological safety, says UNSW Business School's Frederik Anseel.

The oceans around New Zealand are warming faster in winter than in summer. During the winter of 2021, most coastal areas were warmer than usual, and this is likely to bring more storms during summer.

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Yellowtail scad are an example of the baitfish found in abundance around the artificial reefs surveyed by UNSW researchers. Photo: John Turnbull.

How artificial reefs are helping the East Australian Current deliver a conveyor belt of food to a ‘wall of mouths’ or baitfish, with benefits for recreational fishers.

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The vast majority of health workers accept COVID vaccinations, but we need to ensure the concerns of the minority are heard.

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Aboriginal All Stars at Football Park, Darwin. Photo: Stephen Cherry/AAP

Physical activity and sport are important in Indigenous cultures. How can barriers to participation be removed?

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Women of all ages continue to fare worse than men when it comes to underemployment, but the gap widens with age. Photo: Shutterstock

Latest underemployment and labour force figures underscore gender inequalities and suggest disadvantages are passing to future generations.

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Flying cars could be available as a potential travel option for the general public in the next decade, says UNSW aerospace design expert. Photo: Shutterstock

Flying cars resemble a cross between a drone and a small aircraft, so most will have wings and typically include between four to eight rotors.

UNSW aerospace design expert, Dr Sonya Brown from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, says the aim of these vehicles is to eventually provide another means of urban air mobility to help reduce congestion on the road. So far, some early adopters of this technology include rideshare companies and emergency services, given some vehicles are being designed to be more versatile than traditional aircraft and helicopters.”