Physics superstar Professor Stephen Hawking, and his daughter Lucy, a renowned author, have been awarded the 2015 UNSW Medal for Science Communication. Professor Hawking wowed audiences at the Sydney Opera House, beaming in from Cambridge via hologram technology thanks to a partnership with Cisco and UNSW's Big Questions Institute. 


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The “hiatus” in the rise of global average air temperatures is used as a touchstone argument for those who deny the science of global warming. But it is just a blip compared to the long-term warming we have in store, writes Matthew England.

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The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.

Andrew Schultz

Professor Andrew Schultz

"It is climactic and marks a particularly brutal and horrible battle," says UNSW's Andrew Schultz of his musical score marking the centenary of Anzac Day.


Harold Septimus Power - The enemy in sight 1916. Oil on canvas, 148 x 224 cm. Purchased 1916.

The visual responses of Australian artists to the “immense human tragedy” of WWI are being explored in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Marketers take note. UNSW researchers are developing a smartphone app that can neutralise the distracting influence of packaging and store layout so that only healthy products stand out.