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Study: Vulnerability in photo-ID security checks revealed
19 August 2014
Security systems based on photo identification could be significantly improved by selecting staff who have an aptitude for this very difficult visual task, a study of Australian passport officers...
Opinion: Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life
18 August 2014
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments...
Analysis: Human races: biological reality or cultural delusion?
15 August 2014
The issue of race has been in the news a lot lately with the canning of proposed amendments to Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act, attempts by extremists to commit genocide on cultural minorities...
Lecture: Chief Scientist calls for national science strategy
14 August 2014
Australia risks being left behind as the only country in the OECD that does not have a national science and technology, or innovation policy, the Chief Scientist has told a capacity audience when...
Study: New measure of biodiversity
12 August 2014
A new approach to analysing biodiversity that makes use of the growing mass of data from digitised museum collections is helping identify regions that need to be prioritised for conservation.The...
Analysis: Can a mathematical formula predict happiness?
12 August 2014
What makes people happy? Finding a definitive answer to this question could certainly make someone very rich (but whether that would in turn make them happy is another matter).The problem is that...
Finalists: Six Eureka moments
8 August 2014
UNSW Science has finalists in six categories of the Australian Museum Eureka prizes – prestigious national awards that celebrate excellence in fields including scientific research, leadership, and...
Prizes: Research students shine
8 August 2014
Three research students studying obesity, cancer and the reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia have each won $5000 in the UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Competition.Three...