Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF. 


Reconstruction by palaeoartist Peter Schouten of Microleo attenboroughi prowling along the branches of rainforest trees in search of prey. Image: Peter Schouten

The fossil remains of a new species of tiny marsupial lion that prowled the lush rainforests of northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area.


Tunnel perspective by Lauren Rutstein.

A reimagined Greek agora, inspired by ancient mythology and 1960s French cinema, is one of dozens of student design projects and innovations at UNSW's Luminocity 2016 exhibition.


A painting ‘Amy’ by British artist Johan Andersson, hanging at a pub in central London. Toby Melville/Reuters

Female popular musicians die younger – and from more unnatural causes like suicide, homicide and accidents – than women in the general population, write Dianna Theadora Kenny and Anthony Asher.


The GoFar team at Fishburners. Photo: GoFar Facebook

Open 24 hours, seven days a week, Sydney-based incubator Fishburners is helping to hatch the next generation of startup entrepreneurs, and many of the most committed are from UNSW.  

Les Field

Les Field

Graduates with STEM degrees have better employment outcomes and the skills and technology grounding needed to succeed in the world of tomorrow, writes Les Field.


UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs helps launch the Respect. Now. Always. national university student survey on sexual assault and harassment. Photo Steve Offner

Australia’s first comprehensive survey of student experiences of sexual assault and harassment has been launched at UNSW as part of Universities Australia’s national Respect. Now. Always. campaign.

A novel research solution that promises to dramatically increase gas yields from coal seams and biogas plants will be trialled for industrial application for the first time in India.


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Projects to mend damaged heart cells and to fix the gap in Indigenous healthcare are among the NHMRC's top 10 medical research projects of 2015.

John Piggott

Scientia Professor John Piggott. Photo: Dan White

The long game is what counts in superannuation tax reform, writes John Piggott.


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Olympic athletes play an important role within the sport-for-development agenda. But because they both inspire and lead, coaches may be better placed to assume that mantle, write Andrew Bennie and Nicholas Apoifis.

Humpback whales have been spotted fending off killer whales from attacking other species. But this kind of interspecies altruism raises an evolutionary conundrum, writes Tracey Rogers.


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UNSW tsunami expert James Goff has co-edited the first textbook to be written on the fire, drought, flooding rains and other natural phenomena that plague the sunburnt country and its close neighbours.


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In understanding war-related post-traumatic stress disorder, a person’s cultural and professional context is just as important as how they cope with witnessing wartime events, says a new study in the Academy of Management Journal.


Composer and Professor of Music Andrew Schultz.

A "witty and naughty" vocal send-up by composer and Head of the School of the Arts & Media Andrew Schultz has won a 2016 Art Music Award.


Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly referred to as golden staph, is a bacterium that lives on the skin or in the nose. It can be deadly if it enters the bloodstream. Illustration: Shutterstock

The first major study of golden staph bloodstream infection in Australian children has found higher death rates if the right antibiotic is not used to treat the infection.

Cyber Security

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When it comes to computer security, there’s no silver bullet. There’s no way to be certain that a system can never be hacked. Cybercrime affects everybody.


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Few realise that in the 1960s the Australian government planned to relocate the entire population of Nauru to an island off the Queensland coast, writes Jane McAdam.