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Opinion: Scientists need support to solve global challenges
19 September 2014
In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a 33-year-old software engineer at CERN, Europe's largest Physics Laboratory, was frustrated with how the internet would only enable sharing of information between...
Award: Two decades of protecting the Lake Eyre Basin
18 September 2014
UNSW biologist Professor Richard Kingsford is a key scientific member of the Lake Eyre Basin Partnership that has won the prestigious Australian River Prize of $200,000 for its work in protecting...
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...