health worker with mask and gloves

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Health workers have long called for better protections against COVID-19. Well fitting masks are now required when caring for COVID-19 patients. But the guidelines on ventilation miss the mark.

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To drive living standards upward we need new technologies to relentlessly improve productivity.

Regent honeyeater

Researchers say there are approximately 350 regent honeyeaters alive in the wild. Photo: Shutterstock.

Raising young regent honeyeaters in aviaries with other species of birds as well as song tutoring increases their long-term chances in the wild.

The Home Affairs Minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for 'broad cohorts' of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.

A new UNSW report recommends a Royal Commission and broader RBA remit to address the effect of soaring house prices on productivity, economic instability and inequality.

variant of SARS-CoV-2

Associate Professor Stuart Turville from UNSW Sydney and the Kirby Institute's Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program explains how variants emerge, how they are detected and what we know about the B.1617 variant.

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One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

anonymous women face a female judge in a courtroom

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In a survey of over 200 judges in NSW, a quarter said they received threats on their lives and nearly a third reported experiencing trauma from the daily exposure to violent crimes.

Covid 19 and dementia

Dr Katya Numbers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique risks to people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Dr Numbers' research has revealed people living with dementia have a relatively high risk of contracting severe COVID-19 and are also at risk of neuropsychiatric disturbances as a result of lockdown measures and social isolation.

Clare Stephens

Dr Clare Stephens from the UNSW Water Research Centre received a 2021 Fulbright Future Scholarship. Photo: Fulbright Australia.

Ten UNSW academics, PhD candidates and alumni will travel to esteemed US research institutions and organisations under the flagship foreign exchange program.

A woman peers out at the city from a hotel room some floors up

Critics of the hotel quarantine system say quarantine buildings should only be single storey. Photo: Shutterstock

The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria; meanwhile UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

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UNSW ranked 76th globally in the 2021 Nature Index. Photo: Louise Reily.

The 2021 Nature Index lists the University as 76th out of the world’s top academic institutions, up 10 places from 86th in 2020.

a street with a 30kmh speed sign

The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.