Science & Tech

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There remains some unfinished business if the community is to be assured that the problem is solved and sustainable management of the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin is guaranteed, writes Richard Kingsford.

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Family life just got even more interesting. And just in time for Christmas, writes Rob Brooks.

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Fatigue is one of the most intractable road-safety problems. At least as many deaths on our roads road are caused by fatigue as by drink-driving, probably more, writes Ann Williamson.

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Specialisation and focus is critical and individual scholars sometimes fall in love with their discipline. This can be very good but it can also be bad, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The diverse and surprising ways we use human intelligence today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios, argues Rob Brooks.

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Transistors have continued shrinking, but how much further can they go, asks Adam Burke.

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Five distinguished UNSW researchers have been recognised for excellence across three very different categories in this year's New South Wales Scientist of the Year awards.

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China needs creative solutions to the problems that unprecedented numbers of young men will cause as they come of age in the next two decades, argues Rob Brooks.

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Automated cameras and microphones will help better connect the public with life in the wild, writes Dustin Welbourne.

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A new study of ancient shoulder bones from Ethiopia has important implications for understanding the course of our evolution, writes Darren Curnoe.

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