Ovarian cancer

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A new approach to ovarian cancer detection developed by UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs could lead to widespread screening for the disease that kills about two in three sufferers in Australia.

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As in Australia, the process of abolishing the death penalty in Indonesia will take time, led by people with a deep commitment to the value of human dignity, writes Patrick Earle.

A giant robotic Pac-Man game with glowing LED adorned ghosts, designed and built by UNSW students, will feature in Sydney’s Vivid light festival.

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eVe - Australia's First Road Legal Solar Car

A UNSW student team of ‘Aussie battlers’ is less than three months away from creating the Southern Hemisphere’s first road legal solar sports car. 

In 2014 the team's latest prototype, eVe, broke the world record for the fastest electric vehicle over a distance of 500 kilometres on a single battery charge.

Sunswift is an entirely student-led, not-for-profit organisation that relies on donations and sponsorships to continue operating. The team is now redesigning and rebuilding almost every aspect of eVe to make it street legal.

They spoke to www.news.com.au about their journey to bring solar-electric cars within reach of the average driver.


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We can’t expect the budget to be a perfect predictor of debt and deficits – not even one year ahead. But we should at least make sure we’re not conned by the treasurer, or commentators, writes Richard Holden.

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One narrowly defined study isn’t enough to prove that people who play video games are less sexist, writes Michael Kasumovic.


The world’s first Extended Depth of Focus contact lens, for people who experience blurred vision while doing close-up work like reading or sewing, has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.


We know perfectly well how to reduce inequality and tackle political favouritism and rent-seeking. The question is almost entirely one of political will, write Gigi Foster and Paul Frijters.

Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar

He beat 37,000 other hopefuls to study in Australia. Now Uttam Kumar has won a prestigious PhD scholarship from UNSW to tackle the growing problem of e-waste.


UNSW Arts and Social Sciences has become a key partner of the Sydney Film Festival to showcase the best of international and local cinema.


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A pilot program to subsidise nanny services has the potential to improve support for families currently unable to access mainstream childcare services, writes Elizabeth Adamson.

Movement educator, Charemaine Seet

Movement educator, Charemaine Seet, demonstrates mind-body techniques to students.

Animation students are getting out from behind their computers to learn body movement techniques designed to bring their characters to life.