Tampering with our climate to stave off the damaging effects of global warming is fraught with danger, write Erik van Sebille and Katelijn Van Hende.
If we want to secure Australia’s future prosperity, challenging the stereotype of the scientist as a man in a white lab coat is a good place to start, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.
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.
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.
The Commonwealth Bank has committed $5 million to help UNSW researchers in their world-leading push to build a silicon-based quantum computer.
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.
Can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat, asks Darren Curnoe.
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.
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.