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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...
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...
Study: Sexism in video gaming is just another form of bullying
16 July 2015
Many people have experienced harassment or bullying online. However, the victims of such harassment are disproportionately women.Women receive up to 10 times more negative comments than men in...