• Drive fast, die young

    Ben Knight     |      July 4, 2022

    New research led by UNSW Sydney reveals traffic-related fatalities and injuries are the biggest killers of young people worldwide ­– causing more deaths than communicable and non-communicable diseases or self-harm.

  • Overcoming our fear of rejection

    Ben Knight     |      June 23, 2022

    Humans once relied on tribal and family groups for their survival, and so we’re programmed on an evolutionary level to fear social rejection, but we can learn to deal with it when it happens in the modern world.

  • Multiverse madness

    Ben Knight     |      June 14, 2022

    Fans of Michael Moorcock are well acquainted with the concept of a ‘multiverse’, but a quantum mechanics interpretation can help the less literary inclined comprehend the hypothetical existence of many worlds.

  • The rise of eco-anxiety

    Ben Knight     |      June 9, 2022

    Feeling anxious about the future isn’t particularly new, but the challenges posed by climate change can raise intense feelings of uncertainty and perhaps impact our long term mental health.

  • Community services under COVID strain

    Ben Knight     |      December 22, 2021

    A national survey of community organisation staff reveals the sector is struggling to meet the increasing demand for services in the latest wave of COVID-19 infections.

  • The value of creativity

    Ben Knight     |      October 16, 2021

    What is creativity, and why is it essential in our lives?

  • The ghost of pandemics past

    Ben Knight     |      October 1, 2021

    How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up to the measures being taken today against the delta strain of coronavirus?

  • Small towns need big focus on resilience

    Ben Knight     |      August 12, 2021

    Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

  • Hola, salut, hello, ciao

    Ben Knight     |      July 11, 2021

    There’s never been a better time to start learning another language, and there could be some unexpected upsides.

  • Bedtime, not screen time

    Ben Knight     |      May 9, 2021

    Research from the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney reveals parents perceive digital devices as necessary for their kids’ learning but are worried about the distraction and activities they’re missing out on.

  • Can AI create art?

    Ben Knight     |      March 20, 2021

    As machines become more sophisticated, will artificial intelligence be the evolution or the end of art?

  • What is the point of awareness days?

    Ben Knight     |      March 6, 2021

    While there are many different days dedicated to raising awareness, many go beyond simply drawing attention to a cause.