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  • Misogynistic tweets correlate with violence against women

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 8, 2021

    Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.

  • Designing liveable cities for our future climate

    Leire Asensio Villoria     |      April 8, 2021

    The new Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from architects and urban designers, pushing the boundaries of our imagination to envision better and more creative climate futures for our cities.

  • Turning science fiction electronics into science fact

    Open Forum     |      April 8, 2021

    A new study could pave the way to revolutionary, transparent electronics for potential integration in glass, flexible displays and smart contact lenses—bringing to life futuristic ‘scifi-like’ devices.

  • Protecting Taiwan

    Benjamin Herscovitch     |      April 8, 2021

    Australian policy on Taiwan is a matter of ethics as well as strategy. Our decisions on Taiwan may define for this age the values that we represent and our willingness to uphold them.

  • Defusing the retirement time bomb

    Lanning Bennett     |      April 7, 2021

    Populations are ageing around the world, not least in Australia, and so a radical rethink of retirement is required to ensure older people live better lives and societies make best use of their experience.

  • Fintech is helping digital entrepreneurs in developing countries

    Victoria Tichá     |      April 7, 2021

    Fintech is playing an important role in helping digital entrepreneurs tap into growth opportunities in Indonesia’s developing communities, shows UNSW Business School research.

  • Catch the bus

    Michael McGreevy     |      April 6, 2021

    If city planners want people to switch from cars to public transport, then electric buses offer a much cheaper and more adaptable option than expensive light-rail systems, particularly in areas with arterial road networks and low suburban densities.

  • Hubs of hope

    Christine Grove     |      April 6, 2021

    Developing specialist youth mental health hubs could help stem the tide of mental health issues facing young people.

  • China’s propaganda war

    Jake Wallis     |      April 6, 2021

    The Chinese Communist Party is launching increasingly bold and sophisticated information operations in an attempt to shape international perceptions of its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

  • Rain today, but drought tomorrow

    Open Forum     |      April 6, 2021

    An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that climate change is responsible for the changes in the flow and water volume of rivers globally, with major implications for Australia.

  • Charting our way back to normal

    Tony Blakely     |      April 5, 2021

    A new web tool, COVID-19 Pandemic Trade-offs, allows people to weigh the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia rolls out vaccines and considers opening borders.

  • The path leads to the sun

    Brent Landau     |      April 4, 2021

    As Christians celebrate Easter, the familiar sights of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs recall the holiday’s ancient origins before the Christian tradition.