China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare, ageing and disability will be among the research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop at UNSW next week. 

Sunswift Violet, designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, is on its way to Darwin to compete in the World Solar Challenge. 

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A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week. 

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August’s total eclipse of the Sun with the star Regulus visible as a tiny blue dot in the lower left corner. The photograph was taken in Casper, Wyoming. Credit: jmsands57

Almost 50 years after it was predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarised light, a UNSW-led team of scientists has observed the phenomenon for the first time.

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Professor Rakesh Kumar. Photo: Gabrielle Dunlevy

Professor Rakesh Kumar is retiring from UNSW Medicine after an innovative research career and many, many memorable lectures.

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In Zero Childhood Cancer, detailed laboratory analysis of tumour samples will help identify the best drugs for each patient. Photo: Children's Cancer Institute

Personalised medicine for childhood cancers in Australia is a step closer thanks to the Zero Childhood Cancer program’s national clinical trial launched today.

Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam. 

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One slide, three minutes, eternal glory! 23 students compete to be Three Minute Thesis champion of UNSW.

How do you condense years of research down to just three minutes? That’s the challenge for 23 competitors in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT). For the winner, there’s the honour of representing UNSW at the Asia-Pacific 3MT and the U21 global virtual final, along with some handy prize money.

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Centre Place in Melbourne's CBD. Photo: Shutterstock

A UNSW study has found immunisation policy for refugees differs substantially across states and territories, highlighting the need for a national strategy.

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New Zealand kauri trees can live for more than 1000 years and the rings can produce detailed annual records of climate over time. Photo: www.ancientkauriproject.com:

A kauri tree preserved for 30,000 years has revealed a new explanation for how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades during the last global ice age.

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Hospital infection control guidelines worldwide have long recommended surgical masks for infections spread by droplets, but UNSW research challenges that approach.