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The world is on an unsustainable pathway that threatens the environment, future prosperity and security, a capacity audience attending the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment has been told.  

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When the curious mind is stimulated, everyone from school kids to the elderly learn and remember more no matter the subject matter, UNSW psychology research fellow Amy Reichelt tells The Conversation.

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UNSW scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother’s previous sexual partner – in flies at least.

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The active ingredient in Viagra® could cause unusual visual responses in people who carry a common mutation for eye disease and leave detrimental long-term effects, UNSW researchers warn.

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New, comprehensive analyses show that people didn’t just leave fingerprints on the record-breaking heat: we left a clear handprint, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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2013 was our hottest year on record and the droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons were virtually impossible without human-caused global warming.

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UNSW scientist Paul Munroe has used electron microscopes to help artist Stephanie Valentin create striking images of insects for her new exhibition, Closer.

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Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and business will gather next week at UNSW to discuss sustainable development in the 2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment.

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Tropical rabbitfish devastating algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire sea basin if their distribution continues to expand as the climate warms, a UNSW-led study warns.

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For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.

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