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Opinion: More women needed in science and technology
19 December 2014
If we want to secure Australia’s future prosperity, challenging the stereotype of the scientist as a man in a white lab coat is a good place to start.Most Australians do appreciate that we’ve never...
Analysis: From disgust to deceit - a shorter path than you might think
18 December 2014
Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours such as lying to get more money.At first look, these findings would...
Study: When you lose weight, where does the fat go?
17 December 2014
Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study...
Awards: Excellence in teaching
10 December 2014
UNSW Science has been recognised for its outstanding teaching with two academics winning prestigious 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching.Associate Professor Chris Tisdell, of the School...
Lecture: Nobel laureate to deliver lecture on blue sky research
4 December 2014
French physicist and Nobel laureate, Professor Serge Haroche, will be awarded the Dirac Medal at UNSW next week and will deliver the 2014 Dirac Lecture.Professor Haroche, of the Collège de France in...
Schools: Girls identify secret to keeping Chrismas trees alive
3 December 2014
Sydney schoolgirls carrying out a research project with UNSW plant ecologists, Professor Angela Moles and Dr Julia Cooke, have identified a possible solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees...
Initiative: Top 5 under 40 - giving a voice to science thinkers
3 December 2014
UNSW and ABC Radio National today launched Top 5 under 40, an exciting initiative to discover a new generation of science thinkers and give them a voice.Applications are now open for outstanding...
Investment: Commonwealth Bank puts $5m into quantum computing
3 December 2014
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has committed $5 million in funding to help Australian-based researchers in their quest to build a silicon-based quantum computer.As part of the agreement,...