Should Australia invest in more or fewer fellowships, and should they be for junior or senior researchers, asks Merlin Crossley.

Neanderthal skull

The ~35,000 year old Pestera cu Oase cranium is probably a hybrid between modern humans and Neanderthals. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

It seems the broad menu of sexual tastes our species enjoys extends back to our Palaeolithic ancestors and includes other hominin species, writes Darren Curnoe.

destructive bosses

UNSW Business School researchers have discovered why some managers excel under pressure while others resort to bullying and harassment.
 

After witnessing the rise and fall of many empires, the ancient archelogical site of Palmyra is under threat from Islamic State and may well be destroyed, writes Phillip George.

alcohol

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Contrary to popular opinion, teenage drinking in Australia has declined dramatically over the past fifteen years, write Michael Livingston and Amy Pennay.

A shallow diving kit and a bushfire early detection system are two UNSW student innovations to be recognised in a national design competition.

Nathan Adler

CREATE president Nathan Adler with the giant PacMan game.

A giant robotic PacMan game with glowing LED adorned ghosts, designed and built by UNSW students, will feature in the Vivid Sydney light festival. The game will be on display in Martin Place from 22-24 May and from 29-31 May. 

Solange Cunin

Solange Cunin. Image: Grant Turner / Mediakoo, with thanks to the Powerhouse Museum.

UNSW aerospace engineering student Solange Cunin has a plan to make access to space easier and more affordable, and boost Australia’s nascent space industry in the process.