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Rankings: Psychology and Materials Science shine
16 September 2014
UNSW Science has been ranked 15th in the world in psychology and 17th in the world in materials science – the highest in Australia – in the QS World University Rankings.Biological Sciences was also...
Forum: Links with industry strengthened
15 September 2014
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, was the keynote speaker at UNSW Science’s Annual Industry Forum.Associate Dean for Strategic Industry Engagement, Scientia Professor Veena...
Research: Microbes evolve faster than oceans can disperse them
12 September 2014
A new study has overturned the long held view that microbes in the world’s oceans are highly mobile and the same cells can be found anywhere across the planet, unhindered by geographic boundaries.An...
Study: Groundwater and human evolution
11 September 2014
Our ancient ancestors’ ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution...
Study: Shared pain brings people together
11 September 2014
Pain may have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups, new research suggests.A team led by UNSW psychologist Dr Brock...
Expedition: Call for sailors to become citizen oceanographers
10 September 2014
Recreational sailors who become “citizen oceanographers” could help provide vital scientific knowledge about the world’s oceans by sampling and testing remote waters from their yachts, according to...
Discovery: First signs of water ice clouds on brown dwarf
10 September 2014
The first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System has been discovered by an international team including UNSW’s Professor Chris Tinney.Water ice clouds exist on our...
Symposium: Smart Science and release of a national STEM strategy
9 September 2014
Professor Merlin Crossley and Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons were among five national experts chosen to speak at a Smart Science symposium at Parliament House with Chief Scientist Professor Ian...