Social Affairs

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Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

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The way we feel about music is shaped not only by the music itself but by our mindset, a new study shows.

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New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.

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A Biden presidency grappling with domestic discord could leave Australia out in the Indo-Pacific cold, says UNSW’s William Clapton.

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Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.

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A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.

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People are more likely to turn to drugs in times of heightened stress and anxiety, says UNSW’s Dr George Dertadian.

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UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe says satire was historically a way to express emotions such as anger, contempt and fear in safe and cathartic ways.

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UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe supports the independent funding model proposed by ICAC for a national anti-corruption body.

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Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.

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