Science & Tech

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Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.

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Professor Vassilios Agelidis, of UNSW's Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis argues nuclear power is not Australia's best energy option.

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The arrival of the first people in Australia some 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to landmark research on the continent's fire history

More than 50 of Australia's top water scientists, including Professor Richard Kingsford, have issued a statement calling on the government to continue with major reforms for the Murray Darling Basin.

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UNSW will play a lead role in making solar power cheaper and more efficient after securing major new funding from the federal government's Australian Solar Institute.

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Australia's space capabilities have received a significant boost with the opening of the country's first centre for satellite and space engineering.

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Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Les Field, has been awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute's most prestigious prize for his outstanding research and national leadership.

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A UNSW industrial design student has come up with an award-winning creation that could make hard-to-open pill bottles a thing of the past for people with restricting conditions such as arthritis.

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Dr Rita Henderson has been anointed one of the brightest talents in international water research in recognition of her outstanding early career work.

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Female dolphins who have help from their female friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help, according to a landmark study.

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