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Conference: Addicted to growth - moving to a steady state economy
24 September 2014
Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and business will gather at UNSW for a public forum on sustainable development next week.The 2014 Fenner Conference on the...
Study: Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems
22 September 2014
The tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the...
Analysis: Can you train your brain to eat healthy foods?
22 September 2014
The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are...
Opinion: Scientists need support to solve global challenges
19 September 2014
In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a 33-year-old software engineer at CERN, Europe's largest Physics Laboratory, was frustrated with how the internet would only enable sharing of information between...
Award: Two decades of protecting the Lake Eyre Basin
18 September 2014
UNSW biologist Professor Richard Kingsford is a key scientific member of the Lake Eyre Basin Partnership that has won the prestigious Australian River Prize of $200,000 for its work in protecting...
Rankings: Psychology and Materials Science shine
16 September 2014
UNSW Science has been ranked 15th in the world in psychology and 17th in the world in materials science – the highest in Australia – in the QS World University Rankings.Biological Sciences was also...
Forum: Links with industry strengthened
15 September 2014
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, was the keynote speaker at UNSW Science’s Annual Industry Forum.Associate Dean for Strategic Industry Engagement, Scientia Professor Veena...
Research: Microbes evolve faster than oceans can disperse them
12 September 2014
A new study has overturned the long held view that microbes in the world’s oceans are highly mobile and the same cells can be found anywhere across the planet, unhindered by geographic boundaries.An...