Researchers, including those from UNSW Sydney, have synthesised complex symmetrical zinc crystals in liquid gallium which can potentially be used in a range of catalysis applications.

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Ada Lovelace said computers could not invent. But a century later, Alan Turing pointed out inventiveness in machines could be found in their capacity to produce surprising and innovative results.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Professor Perminder Sanchdev

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern awarded Professor Perminder Sanchdev the Ryman Prize. Photo: Supplied

The UNSW researcher is recognised for his research into healthy brain ageing and prevention and early diagnosis of dementia.

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Are you feeling overworked in the lead up to the holidays? Photo: Getty

Burnout and overwork can sometimes feel synonymous with the leadup to Christmas and other festive holidays. But what can you (and your boss) do to reduce this?

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“As people return to their normal sexual behaviours, it is important to return to regular STI testing.” Photo: Shutterstock.

A new report finds most STIs in Australia remain undiagnosed and untreated, highlighting a need to increase STI testing across the country.

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A lot of the interventions are targeted at situations where safety is an issue. Photo: Shutterstock.

Voices from frontline workers, victims and survivors, and users of violence identify what’s working and what’s not.

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Emeritus Professor John Church received the John Cook Medal. Photo: UNSW.

Researchers from UNSW Science receive the James Cook Medal, and awards for research and scholarly excellence.

There has been much debate about the “details” of the Voice to Parliament, but the referendum is on the principle.

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The study looked into the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing severe forms of pneumonia. Photo: Shutterstock

Vaccine-resistant pneumonia has increased since a vaccine targeting 13 serotypes of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria was introduced into the Australian routine childhood immunisation program.

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Experts say Australia must reclaim the wealth of materials being stockpiled in landfills. Photo: Shutterstock

While bargain sales pump out assets destined for the dump, emerging recycling technologies offer sustainable solutions to landfills.

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Bowling clubs have significant value as an informal social space in the suburban fabric. Photo: Shutterstock.

The humble ‘bowlo’, as it’s affectionately known, might not be what it was at its peak, but it remains central to civic life.

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While past tenancy law reforms have not caused disinvestment, maybe the next reforms should. Photo: Shutterstock.

It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.


Dr Emma Buxton-Namisnyk has received the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Early Career Award. Photo: supplied

Criminology and law researcher Emma Buxton-Namisnyk’s study of domestic violence policing of First Nations women in Australia has been recognised with an Early Career Research Award.

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A multi-city region, also known as a mega-region, establishes an integrated network of globally and locally connected cities. Photo: Shutterstock.

A planning strategy for Australia’s first multi-city region, home to nearly one in four Australians, is being developed. So what’s the thinking behind creating an integrated network of six cities?

Projects that will address institutional racism in Australia’s healthcare system, develop new treatments for children with brain cancer, and improve personalised treatments for high-risk children’s cancer have received NHMRC funding.

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Sheep grazing in a semiarid Patagonian rangeland in Argentina. Photo: Valeria Aramayo.

The positive effects of grazing by livestock and wild herbivores can turn negative as temperatures become warmer.

 FTX fallout is expected to be widespread

While Enron is seen as the gold standard for corporate fraud, malfeasance, and complacency, the ramifications from FTX's fall could be far worse, says UNSW Business School's Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner. Photo: Supplied

FTX was the second largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world – today it has been named ‘a complete failure of corporate controls’. What happened? Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner explains.

Jessica Cong is committed to bridging the worlds of business and social impact to support financial inclusion and will undertake a Master of Business Administration next year.

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Citizen scientists don't always represent a broad cross-section of society. Photo: supplied.

It’s important that citizen science projects engage volunteers from across society, including young people. A new Australian initiative is doing just that.

The risk of repeat self-harm in young people is highest in the first month after an initial self-harm hospital presentation.

Mike Davis’s radical urban history of LA was a trailblazing book that remains startlingly relevant to those of us who live in other supersizing cities in the early 21st century.