NSW's new biodiversity legislation will achieve the opposite of what it is trying to do and will accelerate extinction of native flora and fauna rather than arrest its alarming decline, writes Richard Kingsford.
UNSW Science Honours student Nicky Wharton found that reality TV show Bondi Rescue performs a valuable role in teaching the world about the dangers of rip currents and the importance of swimming between the flags.
German and Australian scientists have discovered a molecule able to silence pain receptors under the skin, giving new hope to millions of people living with the devastating effects of diabetic neuropathy.
A landmark UNSW-led study has painted a grim picture of the long-term impacts of growing up in care, with almost every respondent reporting abuse and maltreatment, and many suffering disadvantage throughout their lives.
Each year, UNSW welcomes thousands of international students to Australia. Indian student Uttam Kumar, who is researching better ways to recycle our growing mountains of e-waste, tells his story to the ABC's Australia Plus.