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MOOC: New Massive Open Online Course in Maths
2 August 2015
UNSW has become FutureLearn’s newest member in the Asia-Pacific and one of five new global partners of the leading massive open online courses (MOOC) social learning platform.FutureLearn joins ...
Opinion: Merit-based appointments are not free from gender bias
31 July 2015
A growing chorus of female Liberal MPs are calling for their party to preselect more women to address the party’s gender imbalance. Sharman Stone wants mandatory quotas, while Teresa Gambaro has...
Study: Friend or foe - what the shape of your face says about you
29 July 2015
Imagine a prototypical thug. A real bruiser. Chances are they are male – no surprises there – but picture what his face looks like.If you’ve imagined a man with a short, wide face, then you’ve...
Vale: Professor Brien Holden         6 January 1942 - 27 July 2015
29 July 2015
UNSW Science is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden OAM of the School of Optometry who was a global leader in eye care and vision research, an internationally...
Opinion: Engaging the public can yield unexpected rewards
28 July 2015
As a young(ish) female, I have been cautioned many times over the years that if I want to be taken seriously then I shouldn’t make jokes about my work on sperm, and that it is probably better to...
Study: We don't look like we think we look
27 July 2015
People are so poor at picking good likenesses of their own faces that strangers make better selections, a study by UNSW's Dr David White and colleagues shows.“In face-to-face encounters with...
Study: Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change
26 July 2015
Abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth’s past, new...
UNSW shines in Eureka Prize line-up
24 July 2015
In fields as diverse as quantum computing, human evolution, water use and solar power, nine UNSW researchers and a collaborative research team are finalists in this year’s prestigious Eureka Prizes....