Global vegetation has increased by the equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of carbon – despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics.


Barrister and refugee advocate Julian Burnside was given a standing ovation at UNSW lecture

Australia is seen as “cruel and selfish” for its treatment of asylum seekers, barrister Julian Burnside has told a packed UNSW auditorium.


UNSW Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Melissa Knothe Tate. Photo: Grant Turner/Mediakoo

UNSW biomedical engineer Melissa Knothe Tate is using previously top-secret semiconductor technology to zoom through organs of the human body, down to the level of a single cell.


Darren Curnoe

So are we still evolving? What kind of human beings will emerge in the future if we are? UNSW evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe has the answers in UNSWTV’s new science series, How Did We Get Here? Read more...


L-R: Ian Jacobs, Malcom Turnbull, Sam Mostyn, Herbert Huppert

We are living through "the most excitingly disruptive time", says Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and we must view it as an opportunity if the nation is to prosper.



An image from the cover of James Donald's 'Some of These Days'

A record number of UNSW staff, students and alumni are appearing in this year’s Sydney Writers' Festival, tackling the theme “How to Live?”


No need to delay rotor cuff surgery, study finds

UNSW research has found waiting months for a stiff shoulder to settle down before surgery may not be necessary, offering thousands of Australians with painful rotator cuff injuries hope of a speedier recovery. 


Passionate about paleo or obsessed with organic? It might be time to reassess how you think about food, writes Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds.