Science & Tech

Decision-making at the supermarket

Learned connections between stimuli and reward – like the positive emotions associated with popular brands – have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

Climate change

UNSW Sydney has brought a global alliance of top climate change researchers together to provide a new, international platform for universities to communicate climate research with authority to our leaders.

Finding new ways to keep in touch.

Professor of computer science and award-winning educator, Richard Buckland, shares his tips for helping less tech-savvy relatives adapt to socialising online – with as little tension as possible.

Graphene

A new class of graphene-based filters could make current gas purification methods more effective. 

man in a maze

When this feeling dawned on me years ago on one of many early morning drives to Canberra during my PhD, it was almost crippling.

Waim artefacts

It is well known that agriculture developed independently in New Guinea 7000 years ago, but evidence of its influence on how people lived has eluded scientists – until now.

Young girl looking at phone

When there is heightened anxiety around us, how do we talk to our youngest generation about it? Dr Ariana Krynen from UNSW Science gives her top tips on talking to children about crisis.

Futuristic android

AI systems are being taught the subtleties of human behaviour so that they may be better placed to predict our intentions.

fish kills

New fish kills are underway. But while the kill mount builds, here are some actions to help reduce such occurances in the future.

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