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A new study shows two million Australians are experiencing high financial stress which prevents them from coping in difficult situations, write Rebecca Reeve and Kirsty Muir.


We need to convince voters and politicians to see research funding as an investment, not a cost, says Dr Darren Saunders. Photo: Flickr/National Cancer Institute

A medical researcher's career is one of frustration, melancholy, curiosity, hope and sacrifice. So what keeps them going when funding for science is scarce and the public rejects their expertise? Dr Darren Saunders reflects on his life's work. 


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.


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.

The music video remains an important place of creative experimentation, write Phoebe Macrossan and Catherine Strong.  

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.


Mary O’Kane, the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, holding the inaugural Ada Lovelace Medal for an Outstanding Woman Engineer.

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Mary O'Kane is the first recipient of a new national award created by UNSW's Faculty of Engineering.

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.