Low participation by fathers in parenting programs must be turned around to prevent violence and anti-social behaviour among future generations of boys, leaders of a new UNSW program say.


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Time to panic, or time to chill: which is it on global equities markets, asks Richard Holden.

Subir Sachdev

Subir Sachdev

Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev will be awarded the Dirac Medal at UNSW this week and will deliver the 2015 Dirac Lecture on the topic of quantum entanglement and superconductivity.

Syrian refugees

Two boys stand in front of tents at a camp for displaced persons in northern Syria. Image: iStock

Random bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria will not help ease the suffering of the Syrian people, writes Anthony Billingsley.


UNSW alumnus and Prime Minister's Science Prize winner, Matthew Hill, is one of the CSIROseven. (Credit: CSIRO)

A UNSW alumnus investigating materials that could dramatically improve carbon dioxide capture and enable more efficient hydrogen-powered vehicles is making waves at the CSIRO. 


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More than 200 UNSW students will travel to the Indo-Pacific region next year under the federal government’s New Colombo Plan.


UNSW researchers estimate the flu vaccine is as effective as other heart attack preventative measures (iStock).

If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay but you could also reduce your risk of a heart attack.


David Sanderson. Photo: Oxford Brookes University

International disaster risk-reduction expert Professor David Sanderson has been appointed the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture at UNSW.


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History shows us sex work is an enduring social expression of sexuality, write Denton Callander and John Scott.

Temple of Baal Shamin Palmyra

The Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra before its destruction in August 2015. Image: Wikimedia / Bernard Gagnon CC BY-SA 3.0

Islamic State is copying the Nazis in selling valuable artefacts to fund its atrocities and destroying significant cultural sites, writes Lucas Lixinski​.


Baha'i prisoners in Iran in the 19th Century/George Wesley & Bonita Dannells/Fickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If Tehran lies about its treatment of Baha’is, who can trust it on its nuclear agreement, writes Fariborz Moshirian.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to UNSW Science presenter Don Kountouris about losing our connection with the night sky, intelligent life on other planets and the potential for human extinction on Earth.


L-R: Eureka winners: Professors Richard Kingsford and David Keith (Environmental Research), Michelle Simmons (Leadership in Science) and Emma Johnston (promoting understanding of scientific research).

UNSW scientists working on quantum computing, marine science and threatened ecosystems have won three prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – for leadership, science communication, and environmental research.


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A huge proportion of Australia's richest people are amassing their wealth via political connections rather than via business innovation, write Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster.

China stock market crash

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The Chinese stock market has moved into an irrational mode, says Fariborz Moshirian from the UNSW Business School. The question is, what next?

Blue sparkler

Fresh Science comp challenges scientists to communicate their research before the sparkler runs out. Image: iStock

UNSW has six finalists in the NSW Fresh Science competition that provides training to early career researchers on how best to communicate their science.


Curator and UNSW Art & Design candidate Zoe Butt

Curator and PhD candidate, Zoe Butt, has taken her passion for arts and culture to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader’s summit.

Open Day

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Find out how your career vision can become reality and get a feel for campus life, at UNSW Open Day on Saturday 5 September.