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Research: Controlling Parkinson's hallucinations
26 June 2015
A discovery by a UNSW and University of Sydney research team on how Parkinson's patients experience visual mental imagery is providing hope that their uncontrolled hallucinations can be treated. ...
Opinion: Movie shows well-being is more than chasing happiness
25 June 2015
Pixar’s new animated feature, Inside Out, is based on a rather straightforward premise: emotions situated in 11-year-old Riley’s brain control her behaviours, help organise her memories and, overall...
Study: Distance to bizarre galactic X-ray source determined
24 June 2015
Astronomers have been able to measure the distance to one of the Milky Way’s most bizarre objects for the first time using the Australian Mopra radio telescope near Coonabarabran.Circinus X-1 is a...
Opinion: Misleading reporting disguises need to protect workers
23 June 2015
The Western Australian parliamentary inquiry into mental health issues associated with fly-in fly out (FIFO) work, has made several important recommendations, so it’s a shame that some of the...
Awards: Science awarded three Laureate Fellowships
23 June 2015
Research on climate system science and the development of a cutting-edge biosensor device have won three UNSW scientists prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships.Professor Steven Sherwood,...
Comment: Cat videos lower stress and make you happy
22 June 2015
Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.Published in the...
Study: Fossil of large walking bat discovered in NZ
18 June 2015
Fossilised remains of a new bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, walked on four limbs and was three times larger than today’s average bat, have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossils...
Science in silos isn't such a bad thing
17 June 2015
Nearly all management speeches within academia champion interdisciplinary research. They talk about the importance of dismantling “silos” and getting people to work together.Closer to the coalface...