Genetic testing for children should only be considered where there are clear medical benefits, say UNSW researchers, who've found the potential harmful effects of testing on children’s mental health remains largely unknown.

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Termites might be known for their destructive powers, but new research shows they have innate restraint and an understanding of engineering that would make a master builder weep.

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New research from Asia again looks set to rewrite another chapter in the human story, writes Darren Curnoe.

Recent amendments to laws extending individual protections against unfair contracts to cover small business may miss the mark in protecting vulnerable franchisees, writes Courtenay Atwell.

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Larry Marshall may be right when he says the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to ask, writes Andy Pitman.

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By taking the dominant language and making it work for you, you create a form of resistance, says Professor Bill Ashcroft.

It's a quarter century since Bill Ashcroft published The Empire Writes Back, a wryly named text that launched the field of postcolonial literary studies. But in an era of refugees, race tensions and cultural conflict, the work is as relevant as ever.

The PLuS Alliance brings together three leading universities to help find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning.

Any end to the fighting in Syria will have to be politically driven and it must be the Syrians themselves who decide the outcome, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Journalist Peter Greste.

Award-winning journalist Peter Greste warns of the dangers of adopting the language of war in this excerpt from 'Journalism in the Age of Terror', the title of the UNSW 2016 Gandhi Oration.

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Visitors to one of India’s most iconic museums are lying down and looking up to experience high-resolution images of Mumbai’s spectacular heritage ceilings, as part of an immersive, 3D exhibition.

Complex human brain activity is governed by the same simple universal rule of nature that explains other phenomena such as the beautiful sound of a finely crafted violin or the spots on a leopard, UNSW scientists have found.

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While most Australians were enjoying their Christmas lunch, medical student Scott Ashby was finishing a 26-hour shift at one of the world’s busiest trauma centres.

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Ayesha Nazir

UNSW psychology graduate and former ASPIRE ambassador Ayesha Nazir is heading to Pakistan to fulfil her passion to help disadvantaged children, particularly girls, gain access to education.

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UNSW congratulates all the members of its university community who have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

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Foreign competition could force the Australian construction sector to adopt robotic construction processes both off and on site, argues Martin Loosemoore.

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Introducing a minimum ATAR for students looking to study teaching is not a silver bullet to improving teaching standards in schools, writes Tony Loughland.

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Zeina Tebbo

Starting university can be challenging. Adapting to a new environment, new friends, and for some a new country, can be a lot of pressure in the first few weeks, writes Zeina Tebbo.