Science & Tech

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We may have finally said goodbye to the destructive personal attacks of the past and moved on to figuring out what the Hobbit really is, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Degradation and destruction of mudflats thousands of kilometres away has contributed to a dramatic decline in the number of migratory shorebirds in Australia, new research shows.

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Three Australian research satellites – two built at UNSW – blasted off just after 1am to the International Space Station, where they will deploy in orbit to explore the little-understood thermosphere.

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Australia's hoping to take a share of the billion-dollar space industry with the launch of its first totally Australian-built satellites in 15 years, writes Andrew Dempster.

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A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. Her DNA will be decoded using the latest genome sequencing technology. 

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The climate that Earth experienced millions of years ago could reveal more about the health of soils and their capacity to store carbon dioxide than current climates, a new study has shown.

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Picking the right social media profile image is critical. So if you want to put your best face forward, get a stranger to make the choice for you.

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Australia has presented India’s Narendra Modi with replica Mahatma Gandhi spectacles – made entirely from waste using breakthrough recycling technology developed at UNSW.

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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.

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We know the tides affect the oceans, but they also affect groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.

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