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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.

Study: Why one person’s perfume is another’s pong

A UNSW researcher explains how our perceptions of smell differ and why products like perfume or deodorant don’t always make us smell nicer.

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.