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Analysis: Timing of the Ferguson case may have made US riots worse
26 November 2014
The announcement Monday evening in the US that there would be no charges against a policeman over the shooting of a teenager is puzzling and already the target of  critique.It’s not just the...
Honour: Academy awards for three UNSW scientists
24 November 2014
Three UNSW Science researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals for their outstanding research in mathematics and quantum physics.The Academy presents the annual...
Analysis: Australia's coal and gas exports being left stranded
24 November 2014
In the last week the US and China announced goals to reduce emissions by 26-28% and cap emissions by 2030 respectively. India also signalled its aim to   end coal imports within 2-3 years.These are...
Study: Collaboration improves glaucoma diagnosis
21 November 2014
Close collaboration between eye care professionals improves diagnosis of the blinding eye disease glaucoma and reduces unnecessary and costly referrals to ophthalmologists, a UNSW-led study shows....
Award: Optometry's highest honour
20 November 2014
UNSW’s Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest honour for his lifetime of achievement in vision science.Professor Holden, who is CEO of the Brien Holden...
Analysis: Days could be numbered for a real interstellar explorer
20 November 2014
Australia’s Mopra telescope, nestled in NSW’s Warrumbungle National Park, is earmarked for closure in a year thanks to CSIRO funding cuts. But this one-of-a-kind telescope is well worth saving.Few...
Victory: UNSW in first Australian team to win Biomod competition
13 November 2014
A DNA nanomachine designed to detect viruses such as Ebola has won the Grand Prize for a team that includes three UNSW students in Harvard University’s biomolecular Biomod Competition - a...
Study: Weeds yet to reach their full potential as invaders
12 November 2014
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have yet reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW scientists have discovered.The study is the...