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When is a good time to purchase your first home in Australia?

How do you know if it's a good time to buy your first home? Professor Peter Swan and Dr Nalini Prasad suggest considering periods of reduced housing market prices and ensuring you have saved a sufficient deposit.

Research weighs up sourdough or #sourfaux?

Sourdough or #sourfaux? New research from UNSW Sydney shows that sourdough may not be the healthiest choice in the bread aisle – unless it’s whole grain.

Melanoma vaccine ‘not one size fits all’

An experimental cancer vaccine that personalises treatments for patients with melanoma may not be the one-size-fits-all cure, according to Australian experts.

UNSW student accused of sex assault bailed

A University of NSW student at Randwick who allegedly raped another while she was passed out and had vomited has been granted strict conditional bail.

Study shows majority reduced drinking, but alcohol-fueled harm on rise

A university study says two-thirds of people have decreased or made no change to alcohol consumption during the pandemic, but frontline services are reporting increased levels of alcohol-fueled harm.

Face pareidolia: seeing faces in everyday objects

Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces, university researchers have found.

Migration season ‘snot’ fun for humpback whales

A new study has found that humpback whales are in significantly poorer health on the tail end of their migration back to Antarctica, when they travel 8,000 kilometres and fast for most of the journey.

New UNSW Campus to be built in Reid

A new campus for UNSW will be built near the Canberra CBD on the site of the CIT Reid campus, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced.