University of New South Wales

Ketamnine Shows Promise in Treatment of Geriatric Depression

<i>Summary: A new study reports ketamine may be a safe and effective method of treating depression in older people. The University of New South Wales</i> …

Neuroscience

Psychiatrists optimistic about use of ketamine to treat depression

You might associate the drug ketamine, or Special K, with anaesthesia or partying — but Australian researchers say they have evidence that it can …

Depression

New hope for women doing IVF

GRANT McARTHURHerald Sun<p><b>NINE out of 10 Australian women who begin a course of IVF will have a baby if they persevere for up to eight cycles of the</b> …

Pregnancy

Multiple rounds of IVF 'increases chances'

<b>Going through multiple rounds of IVF increases the chances of having a baby, a new study has found.</b><p>The research followed more than 56,000 women from Australia and New Zealand who had undergone IVF.<p>It found that 33% of women had a baby as a result of their first IVF cycle. By the eighth cycle, the …

Research

Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Flexible screen-printed batteries may be the way forward for renewable energy thanks to a joint project between The University of Queensland and the …

University of Queensland

Fixed four-year parliamentary terms 'not a priority' for Government

Extending federal electoral terms to four years is "not a priority" for the Federal Government, according to Treasurer Scott Morrison.<p>The proposal …

Scott Morrison

‘I’m not bad, I’m not ill, I’m autistic’: Woman's relief on being finally diagnosed at 42

SINGAPORE: For over 40 years, Dr Dawn-joy Leong struggled to come to terms with some of her eccentricities and social awkwardness.<p>She had always …

Autism

Oil: The Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

More than two years ago Philippine energy officials called off drilling for oil and natural gas in a sensitive part of the South China Sea that Beijing claims as its own. The Southeast Asian country’s Department of Energy froze that ambition because the Philippines was preparing for world court …

South China Sea

New study shows how a woman's age will affect chances of having an IVF baby

For the first time, IVF doctors will be able to provide women with helpful statistics about the chances of giving birth based on their age and the …

Pregnancy

Cheer On Australia's Robot Soccer Champions In The World RoboCup

Image: Supplied<p>Australia's five-time world champions of robot soccer, UNSW's <i>Runswift</i> team, head to Japan this weekend to try and recapture the …

Robots

Controversial Theory Says Life on Earth Began on Land, Not Sea

Where did the primordial soup start cooking?<p>Everyone knows water is essential to support life, and most people accept that water is where life …

Biology

Doctors say lifting e-cigarettes ban could extend their patients' lives

Australia's psychiatrists are urging the government to lift the ban on nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes, saying their mentally ill patients, …

Brisbane

How should we support gifted kids?

A lot of us may think that our children are gifted, but what does that actually mean? And what's the best way to support kids that do excel?<p>These …

Education

A super-algae to save our seas

Researchers lay the foundation for genetically engineering a species of microalgae that lives in corals to stop a global coral bleaching …

Oceans

Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areas

Sea level rise no longer the only impact climate change will bring to the world's coastlines<p>The world's most extensive study of a major stormfront …

Climate Change

The trouble with trusts: Australia's multibillion-dollar legal tax avoidance loophole

Billions of dollars of tax revenue is being lost due to wealthy Australians using family trusts, according to a new research paper by the Australia …

Business (Australia)

Greens' Larissa Waters replacement may also be ineligible to hold office

The Greens have already lost two Senators to section 44 of the constitution and the man in line to replace Larrisa Waters as the Greens senator for …

Larissa Waters

The Psychological Reason Why People Get Nose Jobs

Sometimes, it's a case of body dysmorphia.<p>Every person pursuing a nose job comes to their doctor with a different rationale. Some have real …

Medicine

Why Is Murdoch-Owned Media Attacking Trump Now?

Is this a temporary chill or a new page turned in the relationship between the media mogul and the president?<p>Where do President Donald Trump and …

Journalism

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years

June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C<p>Last month was the third-hottest June on record globally, temperature data suggest, confirming 2017 will almost certainly make a hat-trick of annual climate records, with …

Climate Change

Artificial Intelligence Experts Respond to Elon Musk's Dire Warning for U.S. Governors - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | July 18, 2017 4:37 pm<p><i>(Credit: OnInnovation)</i><p>If you hadn’t heard, Elon Musk is worried about the machines.<p>Though that may seem …

Intelligence

Professor Moshirian Says Brexit Is Unchartered Territory

Fariborz Moshirian, professor of finance at University of New South Wales, discusses Brexit negotiations on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: …

Australian Universities

If home ownership continues to shrink, the retirement system is in trouble

Fewer Australians own homes than ever before. But a combination of economic factors make it hard for the Reserve Bank to move on interest rates<p>Greg Jericho is a Guardian Australia columnist<p>One of the more quirky aspects of economic debate in this country is how much attention is focused on interest …

Housing

The Psychological Explanation for When You Feel Like You’re Being Watched

Picture this: You’re sitting on a nearly empty subway car at night, engrossed in your book or your Instagram feed or whatever you do to pass the time …

Psychology

Canberra Now: Special Fluffy deal and is the ACT a bikie 'oasis'?

Good morning Canberra and welcome to hump day.<p>The weather bureau is forecasting <b>a chilly start of 0 degrees before a top of 11</b> in the capital. There's …

Australian Federal Police

Push to educate officers paid off for Sir Rupert

It was 1967. As Australia fought in Vietnam, University of New South Wales pro vice-chancellor Rupert Myers prepared for a battle of his own: …

Brisbane

Women online are getting used to cyber hate. They need to get used to reporting it

Women on the internet have become accustomed to vicious namecalling. They're used to the "dick pics", aggro sleaze and burlesquely-punctuated threats …

Brisbane

Revealed: Why Antarctic ice shelves the size of countries are disintegrating

The break-up of vast ice shelves in the Antarctic – such as the recent massive iceberg – is being fuelled by a wave that moves at about half the …

Climate Change

Sharon Karyasa: Family violence trailblazer

In 2010, Sharon Karyasa was knocked unconscious by an ex-boyfriend and held prisoner against her will.<p>“Although my life has since taken a different …

Australian Universities

Simple ways to lose weight » Gino

<b>Breath to lose weight</b> – have you ever wondered on how our body eliminates or excrete the unwanted fats? Well, some of it might through poo, urine, …

Weight Loss