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Study: Cane toads versus dung beetles - the cattle miss out
14 April 2015
Reducing the number of cane toads in Australia’s tropical rangelands would benefit the cattle industry by increasing the number of dung beetles that carry out the vital job of burying dung, a UNSW-...
Award:CSIRO scholarship supports star researcher
13 April 2015
A scholarship created to honour the memory of four CSIRO scientists killed in a helicopter crash in 2013 has been awarded to UNSW astronomy researcher Claire-Elise Green to further her research into...
Profiles: Transformative teaching
10 April 2015
UNSW academics don’t just do outstanding research, they also excel at passing on their knowledge to students.Louise Lutze-Mann is determined to convey to her students the excitement and wonder of...
Profile: Professor Graciela Metternicht, IES Director
9 April 2015
The Institute of Environmental Studies director talks to Fran Strachan about growing up in Argentina and her work with the UN.What was it like growing up on a farm in outback Argentina?I rode my...
Rankings: Quantum research pushes UNSW into nation's top 3
7 April 2015
Research breakthroughs in quantum computing have helped make UNSW one of the top three institutions in the country for high-quality science research publications, the latest Nature Publishing Index...
Discovery: Quantum Psychology taps into telepathic abilities
1 April 2015
A visiting Professor in Parapsychology has wowed audiences with his breathtaking discoveries on the power of the human brain.“We only use ten per cent of our brain," he explained. “In fact, some...
Study: Good luck reverses global forest loss
31 March 2015
Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost the equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of carbon since 2003. This is despite ongoing...
Forum: Embracing risk for a better future
27 March 2015
Australia needs to view uncertainty as an opportunity, rather than feel threated by it, if the nation is to prosper in a rapidly transforming world, the Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull...