UNSW Science


A new method for inducing visual hallucinations in healthy individuals could lead to new treatments for controlling them in people with Parkinson’s disease, UNSW researchers say.  


It's Spring, and time for four in five research funding applicants to hear the words, sorry, it's a no go, writes Rob Brooks.

sea wall

We've been building in the sea for centuries, and it's putting our oceans out of balance, write Katherine Dafforn, Mariana Mayer-Pinto and Nathan Waltham.


A groundbreaking new study of the bones of our 3.2 million-year-old ancestor ‘Lucy’ has revealed she died from the crushing impact of a fall from high in the trees, writes Darren Curnoe.

Les Field

Graduates with STEM degrees have better employment outcomes and the skills and technology grounding needed to succeed in the world of tomorrow, writes Les Field.


Humpback whales have been spotted fending off killer whales from attacking other species. But this kind of interspecies altruism raises an evolutionary conundrum, writes Tracey Rogers.


UNSW Science explores the science behind the fruit tool you won’t find at Bunnings.


Culture is a ubiquitous force when it comes to making choices about food, writes Darren Curnoe.


A sculpture by award-winning artist Peter Sharp inspired by the rugged landscape of UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Research Station has been unveiled in celebration of the Station’s 50th Anniversary.


A skull unearthed in Malaysian Borneo 60 years ago sheds light on the mystery of how early humans moved throughout South-East Asia thousands of years ago, writes Darren Curnoe.