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Analysis: Words, genes and the science of past human deeds
2 March 2015
Human languages have long been known to be a marker of human cultural affiliation and biological ancestry, used by linguists and archaeologists alike as a marker of human population movements in the...
Analysis: Could Ebola mutate faster than treatments develop?
2 March 2015
As the worst known epidemic of the Ebola virus continues in West Africa, scientists around the world are trying to develop treatments for those infected. But a process of viral mutation, known as “...
Opinion: Blue-sky research under a cloud
25 February 2015
Who is responsible for the fact that investments in blue-sky, curiosity-driven or exploration research are under threat? Many scientists tackle politicians on this issue. But as scientists we also...
Communication: Top 5 under 40 finalists announced
24 February 2015
Twelve young researchers, including UNSW's Dr Michael Kasumovic, have been selected for a spot in the ‘Top 5 under 40’ program, an initiative of UNSW and ABC Radio National to mark 40 years of The...
Analysis: Berry scare - what you need to know about hepatitis A
23 February 2015
School students in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland are the latest group thought to have eaten frozen berries linked to hepatitis A, which has now infected 14 people nationally. All food-...
Analysis: In pursuit of happiness - how pain can build pleasure
23 February 2015
The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot make us happy.Take...
Analysis: Beyond genetics - illuminating the epigenome
20 February 2015
If you are attracted to the more mysterious areas of science, such as quantum mechanics and cosmology, and your special interest is Lamarckian epigenetic inheritance, then you may be aware that...
Honour: Two Fulbright Scholarships for Science
17 February 2015
Dr Renxun Chen, a nanotechnologist developing antimicrobial coatings for medical devices and implants, and Isaac Donnelly, a PhD student in applied mathematics working on transport networks, have...