The first Aboriginal Australian elected to a United Nations body is leading 
the push for public law solutions to the nation’s most serious and long-standing human rights issue.


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UNSW has become FutureLearn’s newest member in the Asia-Pacific and one of five new global partners of the leading social learning platform.


Professor Ray Jayawardhana of York University in Toronto

Astronomer and award-winning author Professor Ray Jayawardhana will give a public talk about the incredibly small and elusive particles of matter called neutrinos at UNSW on Tuesday evening.

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A UNSW study has found only 15% of GPs reported success in treating obese patients (iStock).

Australian GPs are failing in their attempts to help overweight or obese patients lose weight because they are mistaking low health literacy with a lack of motivation, according to new research.

The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots is misguided and perhaps even reckless, writes Jai Galliott.

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Solar panels used for lighting village homes in Sri Lanka. Image: DSA0020SLA World Bank / Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Disruptive finance tools such as crowdfunding are capable of accelerating the deployment of off-grid solar where traditional finance mechanisms have failed, writes Andrew Blyth.

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Does this face look threatening to you? Image: iStock

Are people with shorter, wider faces really more dangerous? The short answer is yes, but only for men.

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We may need to rethink the nature and purpose of a law degree, write Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon.


A UNSW study has found baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet, including pies, cakes, biscuits and dim sims, had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors. Photo: iStock

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research.

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Runner-up in the Scimex photo comp: UNSW's Robocup robot. Photo by Grant Turner/Mediakoo

Grant Turner's photo of one of UNSW's soccer playing robots is a runner-up in the Scimex multimedia competition. The robot team recently defended its World Championship title at RoboCup 2015 in China. Scimex, the Science Media Exchange, was created by the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) to help reporters cover science, medical and technology stories.