If Barack Obama had taken his mother's surname and kept his childhood nickname, American voters might literally see "Barry Dunham" as a quite different presidential candidate, according to a new study on racial perception.
IPCC Chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri has called for urgent action to mitigate climate change impacts in this year's Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture.
UNSW has again excelled in the annual Young Tall Poppy Science awards, winning five of the 13 prizes on offer.
Two leading UNSW Chemical Engineering academics have been honoured with prestigious awards for their research achievements.
Solar-generated electricity will cost the same as coal-fired power in less than five years, China's "Sun King" and UNSW alumnus Dr Zhengrong Shi has predicted during a visit to the University.
Australia's leading climate scientists have written to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, urging him to adopt an emission reduction target for Australia of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.
Technology being developed by UNSW's Associate Professor Greg Leslie could offer new hope to drought-affected farms by allowing irrigation using salty groundwater.
UNSW's pioneering role in showing the unrealised potential of ground-based astronomy in Antarctica has been celebrated on a new Australian postage stamp.
The risks and impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities in Australia's tropical north is the subject of a new scoping study led by UNSW's Dr Donna Green.
UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green has been named the New South Wales Scientist of the Year - leading a stellar performance by UNSW in the inaugural State awards for scientific excellence.