An increase in aridity due to global warming will disturb the balance of nutrients in the soil and reduce productivity of the world’s drylands, which support millions of people, a landmark study predicts.
It was a night to celebrate the visionary thinkers shaping our future. But there was one key person missing at the PM's Science Prizes – a Minister for Science. It's a glaring omission from the government's line-up that needs to be rectified, writes Les Field.
A UNSW psychologist has been awarded an international fellowship to carry out the first study of whether psychological treatment for anxiety disorders in women is more effective if administered at the optimum time during their menstrual cycle.
Former Australian of the Year and Professor of Youth Mental Health, Patrick McGorry, will speak about the role of personalised medicine in potentially serious mental disorders at a UNSW neuroscience conference this week.
With their beady eyes peering through the murky harbour water, the squid swim in close formation towards the camera – creating an eerie prize-winning image in the UNSW Science and Engineering Photo Competition.
The quest to find innovative recycling methods to tackle growing amounts of waste across the globe has attracted researchers and industry delegates to UNSW for the International Sustainability Symposium.