If the GFC is any guide, we should expect after-shocks from Grexit to rumble far from the epicentre, writes Richard Holden.

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A voice for those behind bars ... a protest about black deaths in custody

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will headline a UNSW panel debate on the health and social consequences of Indigenous incarceration, to mark NAIDOC week.

Bushfire

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An innovative 'Resilience Index' that measures the ability of communities to cope with natural disasters, developed by two UNSW Engineering students, has won first-prize in a national competition to address the challenges of climate extremes.

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What's that in the wardrobe? UNSW Art & Design student Kidakorn Tangsucharittham's beautifully realised animation provides a haunting with a twist. 

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The last time a minister was able to micro-manage individual grants was back in the 1950s when Menzies oversaw the Commonwealth Literary Fund, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

Chemicals

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Environmental chemical exposure is a valid concern, but the evidence does not support hyperbolic claims that we are swimming in a soup of cancer-causing chemicals, writes Darren Saunders. 

HIV cells in the body of a person receiving antiretroviral treatment become activated 24 times less frequently than previously thought, new research from UNSW's Kirby Institute shows. 

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Our expectations of randomness are often wrong, write Daniel Little and Chris Donkin.

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The motivation to play violent video games is closely connected to people’s desire for sex, write Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson.

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China has played an important role in Australia's economic development over the past three decades, writes Tim Harcourt.

Mental health and work

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The government's contention that employment is positive for those with mental illness is strongly supported by the evidence, write Philip Mitchell and Geoffrey Waghorn.

Scientists, engineers and clinicians are delivering 3D printed bionics and novel electroactive materials that can communicate with muscles and nerves; they’re reprogramming cells and repairing tissues; and they’re synthesising functional nanoparticles to swim through blood and deliver drugs. Welcome to the sixth International Nanomedicine Conference.

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The rapid reduction in cost of DNA sequencing has made this one-time fantastical idea an emerging reality, but there are many reasons to be cautious, write Caroline Ford and Orin Chisholm.

Global Student Challenge

The winning team: (L-R) Ryan Chen, Daniel Liang, Aengus Tran

A UNSW student team has won gold in a global innovation and entrepreneurship competition with an innovative app that helps users book events and organise their social life.

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Professor Rodney Phillips begins today as Dean of Medicine at UNSW.

Eminent immunologist and HIV researcher Professor Rodney Phillips begins today as Dean of Medicine at UNSW, returning home after nearly 40 years abroad.