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Study: Birds at Fowlers Gap convey meaning with calls
2 July 2015
Research on chestnut-crowned babblers at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Research Station near Broken Hill has revealed that these social birds can communicate in a way that was thought to be exclusive to...
Analysis: Video games are sexy
2 July 2015
There is abundant research and controversy on the effects of playing violent video games. But, strangely, there’s precious little looking at why people choose to play violent games at all.So we,...
Honour: Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia
2 July 2015
Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential  Engineers in Australia, in a list compiled by Engineers Australia magazine.Professor Sahajwalla, of the...
Opinion: Science funding should go to people, not projects
30 June 2015
Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain, has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal Cell.He concludes that the historical US project...
Event: International Nanomedicine Conference
30 June 2015
The Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW will co-host the 2015 International Nanomedicine Conference beginning on 6 July.Advances in nanotechnology and nano-fabrication are fundamentally...
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...