A clinical trial across 12 countries will test a potential COVID-19 treatment, using antibodies purified from plasma taken from people who have recovered from the disease.

A global team of biologists has used squid treats to track predator activity underwater, discovering temperature changes communities more than appetites.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

South Korea's issues with food and energy security make Australia's export profile almost perfect for the country's growth and economic development, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.

Albany wind farm

Albany Wind Farm, near the town of the same name, in Western Australia. Image from Shutterstock

Many Asian nations are shunning fossil fuels, presenting a huge opportunity for Australia's renewables sector. And one massive project has stepped up to the plate.

A view of Earth from the moon.

Image: NASA

Researchers have long suspected there's water - or ice, to be precise - on the Moon. New research now confirms it, and suggests it lurks in sun-starved nooks and crannies called 'cold traps'.

Fishermen in the Cook Islands

Pacific Island economies are extremely vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters and now COVID-19. Image from Shutterstock

If only 1% of the Pacific’s population was permitted to work permanently in Australia, this would bring more benefits to the region than Australia’s annual aid contribution.

People in barangaroo

More public spaces in our cities are beginning to operate under models of private ownership. Photo: juancsanchezherrera / Shutterstock.com.

The emergence of these pseudo-public spaces raises fundamental questions about the value of a public domain that is by the public, for the public.

Few last pills rolling out of a bottle

The most important and consistent patient risk factors associated with problematic opioid use in the study were younger age and histories of substance use and/or mental health problems. Photo: Shutterstock

Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain –  is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Professor Abhijit Banerjee and Professor Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nobel Prize winners Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee reveal how economics can help solve the thorniest social and political problems of our time.

UNSW Sydney researchers have received grants to investigate the impact of the 2019/2020 bushfires on threatened reptiles and to assist in the conservation of invertebrate animals.

A selection of children's books

The diversity, in terms of ethnicity, gender and sexuality, of characters in children's books has been reviewed in a new study. Image from Helen Caple

A study shows there is a lack of ethnic and other diversity in award-winning early childhood picture books. This means our children are still getting a narrow window of the world.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

Using special lighting and video techniques, UNSW researchers were able to capture droplets expelled during the act of singing. Picture: UNSW

A study led by Professor Raina MacIntyre raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

The researchers took high-speed video of a person singing a major scale and then tracked the emissions of droplets and aerosols. They found certain notes, such as "do" and "fa", generated more aerosols than others - and they also found the direction of emissions changed with different consonants.

In their The Conversation article explaining the results, they say: "One of the assumptions in infection control guidelines is that respiratory droplets settle rapidly within one to two metres of the person emitting them. However, our results reveal most droplets we observed appeared not to settle rapidly, and tended to follow the ambient airflow. Therefore, without adequate ventilation, these droplets may persist in aerosol clouds. These observations may partially explain the higher infection rates of COVID-19 during group singing, even when people singing appear well."

Child standing behind window looking out with mask on holding teddy which also has a mask on.

Policies such as paid parental leave and childcare subsidies can increase fertility. Image: Shutterstock

After federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently talked up the benefits of a potential COVID-19 baby boom, two UNSW economists examine the economic merits of having more children.

T-cells attacking cancer cell illustration of microscopic photos

The team showed that cancer-killing T cells can home-in on tumour cells independently of intermediary immune cells. Photo: Shutterstock

Immune T cells swarm to tumours by following a chemical gradient left by other cancer-killing T cells, a pre-clinical study by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has shown.

Guy Marks

Scientia Professor Guy Marks has been recognised for his global contribution to asthma, chronic lung disease, tuberculosis and air pollution.

UNSW Sydney Professor Guy Marks and Garvan Institute of Medical Research Professor Susan Clark have been recognised for outstanding contributions to health and medical research.