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1 August 13

While only a small proportion of Australians buy illicit drugs online, continued monitoring is critical because of its indication of usage patterns in the wider community, write Lucy Burns and Joe Van Buskirk. 

1 August 13

The UNSW Chemical Society will celebrate its centenary this week with a special meeting –traditonally called a “conversazione”– to be addressed by the Vice-Chancellor.

31 July 13

Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor, a new study shows.

31 July 13

The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

31 July 13

The recent attempt by Woolworths and Coles to extend their supermarket duoploy into petrol retail is against the spirit of Australian competition law, but the ACCC has little recourse to challenge it, writes Michael Peters. 

30 July 13

UNSW has joined some of the world’s best universities in partnering with Coursera, the largest provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

30 July 13

Governments are in the process of overhauling the way in which they commission public services to ensure the public interest is better served, writes Gary Sturgess. 

Professor Richard Kingsford, Director of the Australian Wetlands, Rivers and Landscapes Centre
29 July 13

The environmental impact of an approved $47 million water pipeline from the Macquarie River to the city of Orange has been underestimated by the initial environmental assessment, UNSW researchers say.

29 July 13

New research examines for the first time how and where $207 million in grants provided by 12 of Australia’s leading philanthropic foundations were distributed.

26 July 13

Even the most resilient asylum seekers who spend more than six months in detention risk mental illness, new research has found.