UNSW Science

Pilbara

Life on the land could have started millions of years earlier on Earth than first thought. This could change the way we think about life developing elsewhere in the universe, writes Tara Djokic.

brain

New research shows it is the kind of diet a primate species consumes that offers the best explanation for its brain size, writes Darren Curnoe.

mountains

From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.

science

March for Science rallies will take place in cities around Australia on Saturday 22 April. Stuart Khan explains why he and others are participating.

Venus of Willendorf

Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you’d think not, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, are calling on the Australian government to urgently fund research into the impact of climate change on human health.  

words

We humans are capable of vocalising many different words in a range of languages. But what is it that gives us a remakable and variable voice, asks Noel Hanna.

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For the first time, Australian researchers have found a link between a father's stress levels and learning and memory ability in his offspring and that these negative effects can be reversed by probiotics.

whale

Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations, write Joy Tripovich and Tracey Rogers.

eye drops

A potential eye drop treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration based on chemical compounds developed at UNSW has received a $2.56 million funding boost.

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