Science & Tech

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A UNSW-led fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands is providing a valuable source of protein and income for locals and helping to reduce crime and tribal warfare.

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Nuclear weapons threaten not merely those who have them, but all people who walk the Earth, write Toby Walsh and Rob Brooks.

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UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has received a €100,000 international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award at a ceremony in France, in recognition of her pioneering research in quantum physics.

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A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans, writes Gary Truong.

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A proposal by a UNSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition.

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Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga evolved the ability to survive out of water because it helped them escape predators in the ocean, new research shows.

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A study of the internal sound waves created by starquakes, which make stars ring like a bell, has provided unprecedented insights into conditions in the turbulent gas clouds where stars were born 8 billion years ago.

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If similarities between the Xichang fossils and modern humans are reflective of shared ancestry, then interbreeding offers a plausible explanation, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Russell Boyce is leading Australia’s largest team of space scientists and engineers in a project to harness the opportunities beckoning on the final frontier. 

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Are you an early-career STEMM researcher with a flair and passion for communicating your work? Apply for Top 5 under 40, a partnership that gives a voice to a new generation of science thinkers.

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