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Vale: Professor Brien Holden         6 January 1942 - 27 July 2015
29 July 2015
UNSW Science is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden OAM of the School of Optometry who was a global leader in eye care and vision research, an internationally...
Study: Friend or foe - what the shape of your face says about you
29 July 2015
Imagine a prototypical thug. A real bruiser. Chances are they are male – no surprises there – but picture what his face looks like.If you’ve imagined a man with a short, wide face, then you’ve...
Opinion: Engaging the public can yield unexpected rewards
28 July 2015
As a young(ish) female, I have been cautioned many times over the years that if I want to be taken seriously then I shouldn’t make jokes about my work on sperm, and that it is probably better to...
Study: We don't look like we think we look
27 July 2015
People are so poor at picking good likenesses of their own faces that strangers make better selections, a study by UNSW's Dr David White and colleagues shows.“In face-to-face encounters with...
Study: Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change
26 July 2015
Abrupt warming, that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today, has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in Earth’s past, new...
UNSW shines in Eureka Prize line-up
24 July 2015
In fields as diverse as quantum computing, human evolution, water use and solar power, nine UNSW researchers and a collaborative research team are finalists in this year’s prestigious Eureka Prizes....
Award: Honour for UNSW chemist
23 July 2015
UNSW chemist Alex Donald has won the inaugural Michael Guilhaus Research Award – a national prize for research in mass spectrometry that honours the memory of the late innovative UNSW instrument...
Research: Global study of seed consumption
21 July 2015
The first worldwide study of animals and the seeds they eat has overturned a long-held assumption – that large animals mainly eat large seeds.The finding by UNSW Australia scientists has...