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19 July 13

The first major evaluation of community detention's expansion in Australia has found the program poses little risk to asylum seekers.

Dr Nina Narodytska from UNSW and NICTA
19 July 13

A UNSW scientist who solved a long-standing computational problem has cracked a prestigious list of up-and-coming artificial intelligence (AI) researchers.

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19 July 13

UNSW has announced a new entry standard for its undergraduate degrees, becoming the first university to apply a minimum Admission Rank of 80.

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18 July 13

Dominated by women and colour, the Art Gallery of NSW's latest exhibition displays the kind of art once regarded by the establishment as too decorative, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

Autism affects many children worldwide. iStockphoto/ktaylorg
18 July 13

The so-called trust hormone, oxytocin, may not improve the symptoms of children with autism, a large study led by UNSW researchers has found.

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17 July 13

A world-first interactive replica of Sydney’s CBD created with commercial gaming technology is providing a prototype for international urban planning and security.

The proportion of 18-24 year-olds who correctly answered that it takes one year for the Earth to orbit the sun fell to 62%, from 74% in 2010. (Image credit: NASA).
17 July 13

A national survey has found that fewer than two out of three young Australians are able to identify the time it takes for the Earth to travel around the sun.

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16 July 13

UNSW computing students who developed an app to empower local food charities have placed third in an international competition coordinated by Microsoft.

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16 July 13

The Gonski Review has set ideas in motion about education that will be difficult for any government or group to stop, writes Leila Morsy.

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16 July 13

As the reaction to Ed Husic's swearing-in on the Koran shows, there's still work to do to educate people about their right to follow whichever religion they choose, writes George Williams.

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