Dr Mandy Hagstrom, an exercise physiologist at the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW takes you through five exercises you can do at home without needing any gym equipment.
Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?
New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children.
The increased prominence of anti-Semitic incidents may have you wondering: has anti-Semitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?
A technique developed by UNSW Sydney marine biologists promises to efficiently identify which of Australia’s soft coral species are most vulnerable to global warming.
The problem with the plan to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination rates is it’s based on modelling that’s now obsolete.
Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.
You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
UNSW’s annual IVF report has revealed the latest numbers and trends in assisted reproductive technology.
Marine scientist Mariana Mayer Pinto is part of the Australian team nominated as a finalist for a new prize established by the UK’s Royal Foundation.
Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.
Australia's unexpected move to nuclear submarines and the AUKUS alliance raises challenges with China and cost blowouts, say UNSW experts on defence and international relations.
As Australia edges closer to vaccination rollout targets needed to open international borders, big businesses have been stepping up. But is it their role to speed up a government plan?
UNSW has been awarded NHMRC funding to establish three new research centres for vascular dementia, the mitigation of airborne threats, and research into the impact of food systems on our health and environment.
So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.
An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
A ‘storm squad’ of volunteers are collecting seagrass fragments used to rehabilitate endangered Posidonia.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the way we will ultimately derive all our power from renewable sources, and how quickly it will be achieved.
Viral fossils buried in DNA may protect against future virus infections, a new marsupial study suggests.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.
UNSW Sydney scientists are leading a project to bring the iconic mammal back to Royal National Park after almost 50 years.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.
A UNSW psychology researcher is behind neurocognitive testing recommendations that will help assess long COVID patients.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.
Professor Peter Gunning has been recognised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology for his research which potentially impacts a broad range of diseases including childhood and adult cancers.
UNSW legal and software engineering experts look at the implications of vaccine passports and the impact on people’s liberty and safety.
An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.
After more than a century, locally extinct bandicoots have returned to Sturt National Park. The nationally threatened species – known by local Aboriginal people as ‘talpero’ – once ranged across inland Australia. Now, a founding population of talpero have been reintroduced to the area by the team at Wild Deserts, a collaboration led by UNSW Sydney ecologists and Ecological Horizons with the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Read the full story
A major new piece of research reports on the results of one of the largest dietary intervention studies ever conducted.
Beyond fighting pandemics with mRNA vaccines, there is significant potential to treat cancer, genetic and autoimmune diseases.
In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.
Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Kirby Institute have developed cells that allow them to test the effect of SARS-CoV-2 faster than anywhere else in the world.
The team, led by Associate Professor Stuart Turville, use these genetically “supercharged” cells to quickly understand the dynamics of different variants of the virus, to test their ability to evade vaccines, and to inform the public health response in real time.
The scientists have now shared microscopic footage of the process – in their incredible video, you can see the healthy supercharged cells being taken over by the SARS-CoV-2 virus over a 20-hour period.
A UNSW expert on post-traumatic stress and anxiety explains why this year’s lockdown is affecting everyone – and especially vulnerable groups – differently.
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