Science & Tech

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Two UNSW leaders in STEM are among 25 Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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A rear suspension failure has forced Sunswift Violet, designed and built by UNSW engineering students, to withdraw from the 2017 World Solar Challenge.

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Only 9.6% of new drugs in development in the years 2006-2015 successfully made it to the market to be used by patients.

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When a new treatment becomes available for a particular health condition it is tested to see whether it’s effective for its intended purpose, write Kathleen J Lee, Elaine Mary Pascoe, Laurent Billot and Sabine Braat

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On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached. Disaster on the return”. A keenly anticipated, privately funded scientific venture “off the map” had turned to tragedy, writes Chris Turney.

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Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.

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The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by a UNSW researcher reveal a different story – and a possible cover up.

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The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by a UNSW researcher reveal a different story – and a possible cover up.

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"Nudging" is based on the idea we can push people gently towards doing what’s best for their health. But what is best? Carissa Bonner and Ben Newell discuss the options.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey will lead an innovative multi-disciplinary team addressing ageing when she joins UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) next year.

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