The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers trained in facial recognition has found they perform better than the average person or even computers on this difficult task.

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Interior of the Latin Quarter espresso lounge, Pitt Street, 1958. Photo: Max Dupain and Kerry Dundas, 1958. Courtesy Max Dupain & Associates.

A UNSW book on modernism’s impact on Sydney's post-war architecture and another about Theodore Roosevelt’s environmental leanings have been shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

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Today’s GDP figures showing anaemic growth is further evidence that secular stagnation has hit Australia, says Richard Holden from the UNSW Business School.

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Cross section of a fallopian tube specimen (Ed Uthman).

A world-first biobank of human fallopian tube samples, established by the Royal Hospital for Women and UNSW, will give new insights into ectopic and failed pregnancies, ultimately leading to improved fertility outcomes.

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Australian children with the most aggressive forms of cancer are set to benefit from the Zero Childhood Cancer program. (iStock).

Australian children with the most aggressive forms of cancer are set to benefit from a new program that will examine their unique cancer cells to help identify the drugs most likely to help.

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80-year-old Elizabeth Dalman was "born to dance". Now she's exploring the next phase of her career ahead of her induction to dancing's Hall of Fame. One of the most revered and prolific members of the Australian dance community, Dalman has spent the last two weeks researching the potential for a new work in the Io Myers Studio as part of the UNSW Dance Research Residency program in the School of the Arts and Media.

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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.

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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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The ham-fisted attempts by China's leaders to control the stock market bubble they helped create shows they are still wearing their "learner driver's" plates when it comes to financial markets, writes Vic Edwards.

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

Cosmos

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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.

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Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

In a video interview, the famous American astrophysicist discusses time and asteroids, city life and selfies – and the latest discoveries about Tim Tams.  

 

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

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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​.

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Migrants on the Greek island Kos. Image: iStock

When we talk about the migration "crisis" in Europe we risk confusing cause and effect and we help justify special policy responses that are often outside the law, writes Jane McAdam.

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.

Evolution of the backside

Let's get to the bottom of the story. Just why did human backsides become the shape they are? And what purpose do they serve? Find out in the latest episode of our evolution series: How Did We Get Here?

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.