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Research suggesting the laws of physics may vary across the cosmos, science that helps save lives in the surf, and technology to boost the extraction of hydrocarbon have won UNSW researchers three top Eureka Prizes.

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To suggest that some forms of rape earn that name more legitimately than others, as Todd Atkin has done, is to defend the agenda of the rapist, argues Rob Brooks.

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Trying to learn a piano piece or master a new dance step? Make sure you take good breaks while training, a new study suggests.

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Two common viruses known to be associated with human cancers are both present – and may even be collaborating with each other – in most male prostate cancers, a new study suggests.

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The greatest diversity of small insect-eating microbats in the Sydney region is not in the national parks that ring the city but in the western suburbs, according to a new study.

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In subject areas as diverse as preventing beach drownings and understanding the cosmos, six UNSW-affiliated researchers have been singled out as finalists for prestigious Eureka Prizes.

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Nobel laureate for Physics Professor Brian Schmidt described to a packed audience at UNSW the startling discovery that the universe is accelerating.

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A recent report had cycling rates in Australia declining over the past 25 years. But a re-analysis of the data shows a very different result, according to UNSW experts.

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It's high time we learned to adapt to our land of droughts and flooding rains, rather than failing time and time again to try to make it adapt to us, writes Richard Kingsford.

10July Cuddy

Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.

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