University of New South Wales

Elon Musk is wrong. The AI singularity won't kill us all

Elon Musk has stirred up fear, yet again, over the threat of killer AI. But he's missing the point completely, argues professor Toby Walsh<p>It seems …

Singularity

'Faustian bargain': defence fears over Australian university's $100m China partnership

University of New South Wales says it has conducted due diligence and concerns about research being used for military purposes are drawing ‘a very long bow’<p>A world-first collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Chinese government, celebrated as a $100m innovation partnership, …

China

FEATURE-Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks

As hurricanes and floods grab headlines, heatwaves associated with climate change are claiming lives around the world<p>By Laurie Goering<p>LONDON, Sept 19 …

Climate Change

​Australia opens consultation to build 'forward-looking' digital economy | ZDNet

The federal government has released a consultation paper it hopes will shape the country's upcoming digital economy strategy.<p>The federal government …

Innovation

Regulus: Leo Constellation Star Spins Nearly Fast Enough To Destroy Itself

One of the brightest stars in our sky sends out light in a special way as it spins almost fast enough to tear itself apart.<p>A team of researchers was …

Universe

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die …

Medicine

Australian-first personalised medicine clinical trial for children with most aggressive cancers

Zero Childhood Cancer, one of the world’s most comprehensive child cancer personalised medicine studies, has been launched by Children's Cancer …

Cancer

Anne Bystryn, Michael McLaren

Anne Sara Bystryn and Michael James McLaren were married Sept. 13 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Rabbi Robert N. Levine officiated. On Sept. 16, the couple had a ceremony with exchange of vows and rings that was led by Mark E. Weinsier, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister …

Australian Defence Force

The great university funding fight

Sydney's Matt Kearns is one of more than one million university students in Australia. The 23-year-old has 10 contact hours a week for his arts/law …

Australian News

Bat experts study flowering gums and infectious diseases link in Qld

The international researchers are working with Griffith University, which will lead the field research side of the project.<p>They want to study the …

Australian News

Carers say foster children must be given support until they turn 21

Kym Phillips spent eight years helping Sam get his life back together.<p>Last year, after the formal foster care arrangement ended when Sam (not his …

Foster Care

Boys are better at physics because they learn about 'projection' while going to the toilet, researchers say

Boys are better at Physics because they learn about “projection” while going to the toilet, researchers have claimed.<p>From a young age, boys are taught about how to aim accurately so that they do not make a mess in the bathroom, and this gives them a better understanding of “projectile motion”, …

Physics

5 Tips for Raising a Modern-Day Teen

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME's special edition,</i> The Science of Childhood<i>, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at …

Parenting

Save time and create chart templates using R functions

R functions can be used to create chart templates, which keep the look and feel of reports consistent. This post gives step by step guide on how to …

JavaScript

The gap between the haves and the have-nots keeps growing

The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced this week that "inequality has remained stable since 2013-4". Given that economic inequality has been …

Economics

A new computer chip can store quantum information in the form of light

Saving Data in Light<p>The age of quantum computers is drawing ever more near, and now, a team of researchers led by engineers at Caltech have developed …

Quantum Mechanics

Apple fanatic spotted already queuing up for the new iPhone 8

The new iPhone has not even been unveiled yet, but that hasn’t deterred one iPhone super fan from already getting in line for one.<p>Mazen Kourouche, who describes himself as an iPhone 'fanatic', has been spotted already queuing up outside an Apple store in Australia today.<p>The 20-year-old YouTuber …

Australian Universities

Armed forces are no place for 16-year-olds

Academics back an SNP youth campaign to raise the minimum recruitment age to 18<p>It is unacceptable that the British armed forces continue to recruit people under the age of 18. We are academics who research the armed forces or who are concerned with the wellbeing of young people, and it has been …

News (Scotland)

iPhone 8: Apple fan queues up 10 days before release determined to 'do whatever it takes'

The highly-anticipated new iPhone models are not expected to be released for at least another 10 days, but one Apple fan in Sydney has already …

IPhone 8

Cargo Ships May Double Lightning Strikes in Their Path

Sailors are not big fans of thunderstorms or lightning. With good reason: lightning can turn deadly if you are caught unawares. But it turns out that …

University of Washington

Have Your Say: Should Bike Helmets Be Mandatory?

Australia’s biggest bike-riding organisation, Bicycle Network, has supported helmet use since compulsory head protection first became law in the …

Australian Universities

Why Indian Students Continue to Choose Australia to Pursue Higher Studies

Some Australian universities offer scholarships exclusively for pupils from the country<p>As one of the fastest developing economies in the world, India has made swift progress across multiple verticals, and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Be it in terms of better access to basic amenities, higher …

Education

'A public health issue': Calls for national refugee immunisation strategy

A first of its kind report, released today, has revealed inconsistent immunisation coverage of Australia's refugee community.<p>The University of New …

Public Health

Don't Have Time to Exercise? Do This for 10 Minutes

In the fitness world, the word “miracle” gets thrown around like a two-pound dumbbell. But when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), …

Fitness

South Australia Aims For First Hydrogen-Powered Bus Within 24 Months

Image: Government of SA<p>South Australia's always been on the front foot when it comes to renewable energy — even Tesla's given it the thumbs-up. On …

South Australia

Wild African Dogs Practice This Democratic Exercise

Most expert sources say that all types of dog pack behavior emanates from wolves, their common ancestor. Here, the alpha male and alpha female are …

Wildlife

Boat Exhaust Could Be Causing More Lightning

Are you a <i>boat driver</i> who drives <i>boats</i> in the <i>ocean</i>? Then do I have bad news for you, <i>boathead</i>. And that bad news is <i>lightning</i>. Not so fun driving boats …

Technology (Australia)

Looking At This Social Media Platform For Just 30 Minutes Can Affect Your Body Image

How much of your day consists of scrolling through social media — particularly, Instagram? If you spend even just half an hour a day aimlessly looking through your Instagram feed, it could spell trouble for your body image.<p>Apart from a little FOMO over everyone else's weekend getaways, researchers …

Social Media

Study: mild floods are declining, but intense floods are on the rise

Milder floods that refill reservoirs are decreasing as severe floods become more common<p>It is well known that humans are causing the Earth to warm. We also know that a warmer atmosphere has more water vapor. Just like the air is more humid when it is warm, and less humid when cold. The more humid …

Climate Change

How An Accidental Entrepreneur Created A $30M Online Business

Jane Lu’s path to success was a winding road that took her halfway across the world — and through a significant rough patch — before taking her to the top.<p>In 2009, Lu was working in the Sydney office of an international consulting firm, and was content being a busy and social professional. But that …

Entrepreneurship