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A Sydney council has approved a plan to allow advertisements on the surfaces of roadways. But is revenue potential blinding policy makers to the dangers, asks Steven Most.

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UNSW mathematicians and oceanographers have developed a model that could reveal who is to blame for litter in the floating garbage patches in the world’s oceans.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has been accused of fudging its temperature data records. It's a very serious accusation - and it's untrue, write Andy Pitman and Lisa Alexander.

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UNSW researchers are developing drugs tailored to an individual patient and delivered directly to a target organ as part of a new Centre of Excellence that explores medical innovation at the molecular level.

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Old-fashioned good manners and a simple thank you are among the best ways to establish new relationships, UNSW research shows.

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While a strong El Niño is now less likely, a significant event is still possible as long as the eastern Pacific remains warm through August, writes Agus Santoso

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Improving human performance in matching unfamiliar faces in passport control will help ensure the security and safety of Australians, writes David White.

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A disturbing modification involving sexual assault in Grand Theft Auto 5 is swaying opinions on the influence of gaming, write Michael Kasumovic and Rob Brooks.

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Security systems based on photo identification could be significantly improved by selecting staff who have an aptitude for this very difficult visual task, a UNSW-led study of Australian passport officers suggests.

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The new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional electronic gaming, writes Michael Kasumovic.

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