Science & Tech

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OPINION: A vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing for animal cruelty and the environment, writes Professor Mike Archer in The Conversation.


OPINION: Innovation success comes to those who are persistent, writes the creator of 'green steel', Professor Veena Sahajwalla, in the Weekend Australian.


A major new scientific review, involving more than 30 experts from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, sets out our current knowledge of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

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From paleontology and chemistry to computational mathematics and cellular immunology, four of UNSW's best young minds have been recognised with research excellence awards.


A study shows carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet, confirming the power of the gas to dramatically alter global climate.

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OPINION: If the Murray-Darling plan doesn't put enough water back into our rivers, we may be lining up for a debate full of angst, writes Professor Richard Kingsford in The Conversation.

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UNSW will lead a new Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living to develop new tools to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.

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Thinking small has won quantum computing trail-blazer Professor Michelle Simmons the 2011 NSW Scientist of the Year award.

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Vehicles that pass on traffic updates to each other and help manage spikes in electricity demand are among the projects being explored at a new transport research hub.

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It can take years of study to create a chance discovery so just how important is serendipity in scientific breakthroughs?