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Research: Satellite study identifies water bodies for conservation
27 January 2015
Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important “stepping stone” water bodies that could help aquatic species survive...
Opinion: Rating your professor - five myths about teaching quality
20 January 2015
Prospective students, their parents, and taxpayers deserve to know about the quality of teaching in our universities. But how do you measure teaching quality? Based on student results? Results...
Analysis: What happens when we lose information we have learnt
19 January 2015
Throughout our lives we have multitudes of experiences that shape how we then behave in the world. Some of these lessons are learnt rapidly, such as why we shouldn’t put our hand on a hot pan on the...
Launch: Science 50:50 initiative
15 January 2015
A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra.The Science 50:50...
Research: New facility at Fowlers Gap records extreme downpour
14 January 2015
The NSW desert has been hit by a record-breaking extreme rainfall event, with the biggest downpour in 45 years recorded over a two-day period at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station near...
Analysis: Climate "hacking" would be easy but is fraught with danger
13 January 2015
Some people might argue that the greatest moral challenge of our time is serious enough to justify deliberately tampering with our climate to stave off the damaging effects of global warming....
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...