Science & Tech

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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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Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been recognised as "one of the world's leading innovators in the field of sustainable materials use".

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A modest amount of 'grandmothering' can lead to the evolution of an extended lifespan, suggests Rob Brooks.

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Innovative work in the fields of medicine, science and engineering has won UNSW researchers six of this year’s nine NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Flooding risk is often used as an argument against greater environmental flows for the Murray-Darling, but graziers would benefit greatly from floods, writes Richard Kingsford.

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With much to gain, it’s time for universities and their researchers to finally break free from a closed world of knowledge and embrace the openess of online, writes Justin O'Brien.

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A group of female dolphins has been learning from their mothers to use sponges to help catch fish for at least 180 years, a study has found.

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