Science & Tech

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Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.

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In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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People eat more from larger portions, even when they are not particularly hungry and even when the food doesn't taste very good, writes Lenny Vartanian.

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Two tiny fossils are prompting an overhaul of theories about marsupial evolution after they revealed unexpected links to South America - and possibly Africa.

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It’s hard to imagine a future without fossil fuel, but it is possible and sound modelling can help us get there, writes Jenny Riesz.

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The so-called trust hormone, oxytocin, may not improve the symptoms of children with autism, a large study led by UNSW researchers has found.

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UNSW is hosting the annual conference of the Genetics Society of AustralAsia, with more than 250 scientists gathering to discuss the latest genetic research on a wide variety of animals.

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Upgrading our ageing air traffic management infrastructure by importing off-the-shelf solutions does nothing to build local capacity and could jeopardise the future safety of our skies, writes Hussein Abbass.

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The stricken Kepler space observatory has been the most revolutionary facility astronomy has seen in more than two decades and it is vital it be restarted, writes Professor Chris Tinney.

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Quantum researcher Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship and her PhD student has won the 2013 Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics.

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