UNSW Science

neanderthal

DNA research has revealed some surprising aspects to our evolutionary history during the past 50,000 years, writes Darren Curnoe.

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The Mopra telescope at Siding Spring Observatory is a frontline facility charting a new atlas of our galaxy. But who is going to pay for it, asks Michael Burton.

Daniel Hunter

Scientist and filmmaker Daniel Hunter believes “re-wilding” is the best way to battle the invasive predators driving many species to extinction.

Psych superstars

They’re young, smart and forging new frontiers in the science of the mind. Meet psychology’s emerging research leaders.

Eureka

UNSW scientists working on quantum computing, marine science and threatened ecosystems have won three prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

David White

The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers who have been trained in facial recognition has provided a reassuring result – they perform better than the average person or even computers on this difficult task.

Evolution of the backside

Let's get to the bottom of the story. Just why did human backsides become the shape they are? And what purpose do they serve? Find out in the latest episode of our evolution series: How Did We Get Here?

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A UNSW alumnus investigating materials that could dramatically improve carbon dioxide capture and enable more efficient hydrogen-powered vehicles is making waves at the CSIRO. 

Michelle Simmons

Leading UNSW female scientists discuss their research and passion for science in a video produced for the Celebrating Women in Science Leadership symposium held at UNSW last week.  

nuclear bomb

The Fukishima nuclear disaster in Japan leached radioactive particles into the ocean. UNSW climate scientists are using them as a tracer to understand more about the health of our oceans. Bomb traces and fluerocarbons also have a story to tell.

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