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Communication: New science video series on human evolution
26 March 2015
A new UNSW science video series on evolution that explores some of the big questions and myths about what it means to be human has been launched.How Did We Get Here? is produced by UNSW TV and...
Study: Why some people plan for retirement and others don't
26 March 2015
A person’s “psychological  clock”, or innate tendency to focus more on the past, present or future, strongly influences how well they plan for retirement, a UNSW-led study shows.With governments...
Event: An Evening with Stephen Hawking
25 March 2015
UNSW’s Big Questions Institute is partnering with the Sydney Opera House and Cisco to present An Evening with Stephen Hawking, a night celebrating the phenomenal story of physicist and cosmologist...
Study: Impact of boating infrastructure on Sydney Harbour
24 March 2015
UNSW scientists have begun surveying the sea floor as part of the first comprehensive study of the impact of boating infrastructure on marine habitats in Sydney Harbour.Transport for NSW, UNSW and...
Opinion: Keeping Australian native animals as pets is a good idea
20 March 2015
I did not set out to be an advocate for native animals as pets — it just happened. As a lover of all animals and PhD student in the late 1960s focused carnivorous marsupials, a friend offered me the...
Event: Risky Business Panel Discussion and Q&A
19 March 2015
The Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, will join the new UNSW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, for a public event next week exploring how best to manage risk in life, politics,...
Research: New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water
18 March 2015
UNSW scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen....
Analysis: Age of jawbones means the origins of humans is older
17 March 2015
There’s plenty of excitement this month amid reports that scientists had identified the “dawn of humankind” in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia.With reports this discovery of a jawbone could “rewrite the...