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Medals: UNSW honours Stephen and Lucy Hawking
26 April 2015
The world’s most famous physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, and his daughter Lucy, a renowned author, have been awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication.UNSW Dean of Science Professor...
Explainer: The wild storms lashing Sydney
22 April 2015
During the past 24 hours, the Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions of New South Wales have experienced very heavy rain, gale-force winds with gusts over 100 km per hour, and waves of more than...
Launch: Australia’s biggest driving study to make roads safer
21 April 2015
An Australian-first study into everyday driving behaviour, led by road safety scientists at UNSW in collaboration with Transport for NSW and university, government and industry partners has been...
Study: Cane toads versus dung beetles - the cattle miss out
14 April 2015
Reducing the number of cane toads in Australia’s tropical rangelands would benefit the cattle industry by increasing the number of dung beetles that carry out the vital job of burying dung, a UNSW-...
Award:CSIRO scholarship supports star researcher
13 April 2015
A scholarship created to honour the memory of four CSIRO scientists killed in a helicopter crash in 2013 has been awarded to UNSW astronomy researcher Claire-Elise Green to further her research into...
Profiles: Transformative teaching
10 April 2015
UNSW academics don’t just do outstanding research, they also excel at passing on their knowledge to students.Louise Lutze-Mann is determined to convey to her students the excitement and wonder of...
Profile: Professor Graciela Metternicht, IES Director
9 April 2015
The Institute of Environmental Studies director talks to Fran Strachan about growing up in Argentina and her work with the UN.What was it like growing up on a farm in outback Argentina?I rode my...
Rankings: Quantum research pushes UNSW into nation's top 3
7 April 2015
Research breakthroughs in quantum computing have helped make UNSW one of the top three institutions in the country for high-quality science research publications, the latest Nature Publishing Index...