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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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The issue of race has been in the news, but the idea that human races even exist fails to stand up to scientific scrutiny, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Australia risks being left behind as the only country in the OECD without a national policy for science, technology or innovation, Professor Ian Chubb has told a capacity audience. VIDEO

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Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb will present the 2014 Jack Beale Lecture on the topic 'No free rides to the future: Shoring up the science to sustain us' at UNSW on Wednesday.

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UNSW has finalists in seven categories of the Australian Museum Eureka prizes – prestigious national awards dubbed the 'Oscars of Science'.

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While we know much about the consequences of happiness, much less is known about its causes, let alone how to guarantee its appearance, writes Brock Bastion.

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High school students can better prepare for university science, engineering and technology courses, with the launch of UNSW’s first science Massive Open Online Course on the Coursera platform.

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Discoveries around how humans have evolved since the Stone Age provide troubling insights into where we may be headed as a species, writes Darren Curnoe.