More necessary than a royal commission is a truth and reconciliation commission and a treaty with Australia’s first peoples, journalist Stan Grant has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth Lecture. 

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Nature has named UNSW the region's top 'Rising Star' for its impressive increase in publications in prestigious scientific journals between 2012 and 2015.

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In fields ranging from infectious diseases and palaeontology, to solar and chemical engineering, ten UNSW researchers and a research institute are finalists in six prestigious Eureka Prizes.

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In this latest Know Thy Selfie episode, Dr Tom Apperley asks what the Pokemon Go craze is all about – and most importantly what does it say about us? Pokemon Go has dominated headlines around the world recently as hordes of gamers take to the streets, chasing down pocket monsters at "pokestops" which can be any local landmark – even a police station or in one unfortunate case a Holocaust museum. 

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The potential for blood-based diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is excellent, but we have much further to travel, write Anne Poljak and Perminder Sachdev.

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Many patients experience distressing and disruptive symptoms for many years until receiving proper treatment for bipolar disorder, which was previously known as manic depressive illness. Photo: Shutterstock.

Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder are being missed because people showing symptoms are waiting an average of six years before diagnosis and treatment, a new study shows.

UNSW has announced the first leaders of its Grand Challenges, an initiative to establish the University at the forefront of debate and policy response to the biggest issues of our time.

Selena Griffith, UNSW Engineering’s new Scientia Experience Manager, is helping students build entrepreneurial skills and a love of hands-on learning.

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How will digital technology impact on future health care and universities? Two global leaders in their fields signal revolutionary changes are on the way.

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The new home of Australia’s leading materials science and engineering research and innovation – the Hilmer building – has been officially opened by the NSW Premier Mike Baird.

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Blockchain technology doesn’t do what most people seem to think it does, writes Stephen Wilson.

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Curing HIV – or at least achieving long-term remission – is possible, under the right circumstances, writes Bridget Haire.

Eight top universities – led by UNSW – have launched a music video by Australian twin-sister DJ duo NERVO to highlight engineering as an attractive career for young women.

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DJ duo NERVO – the 29-year-old singer-songwriters and sound engineers Miriam Nervo and Olivia Nervo – talk about their new music video and why women should love engineering.

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During a disease outbreak, lots of people can become infected in a short time and develop immunity, making it hard for the pathogen to spread, write Nicholas Geard, Cameron Simmons, James McCaw, James Wood and Jodie McVernon.

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Yonderup Cave in Western Australia. Photo: Andy Baker/IUNSW

UNSW-led scientists studying a cave in Western Australia have shown that stalagmites formed by mineral-rich water drips from the ceiling could help reveal past wildfires that burned above the cave.