Science & Tech

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Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor, a new study shows.

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The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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UNSW will offer Australia’s only graduate program in nuclear engineering, with support from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

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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.

World autism day

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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