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Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.

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Despite our obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals can't say where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW study shows.

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French physicist and Nobel laureate Professor Serge Haroche will deliver the 2014 Dirac Lecture at UNSW on the beauty and serendipity of blue sky research.

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The Commonwealth Bank has committed $5 million to help UNSW researchers in their world-leading push to build a silicon-based quantum computer.

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Sydney schoolgirls, with the help of UNSW scientists, have identified a solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees turning brown and dying before festivities end.

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Can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat, asks Darren Curnoe.

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Overweight people experience much more stigma in their daily lives than previously realised, with parents, friends and partners a common source of negative comments, research shows.

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Darkness can bring out the worst in us, and the nighttime announcement of a US grand jury decision could have exacerbated the ensuing social unrest, writes Lisa Williams.

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Three UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals for their outstanding research in mathematics and quantum physics.

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Ignoring global political action on climate change places Australia at risk of being unprepared, economically and financially, for changes already taking place, writes Stephen Bygrave.