As NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars, UNSW is playing a key role in the search for life on the red planet. In July 2019, Professor Martin Van Kranendonk took a team of NASA and European Space Agency scientists to the Pilbara, in the Western Australian outback. The Pilbara is home to rocks that contain the oldest evidence of life on Earth, in layered reefs calls stromatolites, created by tiny microbes. At 3.5 billion years old, these rocks are a similar age to those that can be found on Mars, so these rocks will help the NASA team identify where to dig for samples on Mars, and what to look for in the samples.
The current review of the Federal Privacy Act could be the beginning of a process to obtain fairer privacy practices for consumers. But any reforms from this review will be a long time coming.
During the inaugural David Cooper Lecture, Dr Anthony Fauci shared fascinating insights into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s, the global response to COVID-19 and the politics of anti-vaxxers.
Christine Holgate's demise over luxury watches shows public-sector norms and private-sector competition don't mix well.
UNSW researchers have used mathematical simulations of waiting in line, known as stochastic queue network models, to model the process of running a vaccination clinic.
We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.
Investigations and inquests that follow a death in custody can offer insight into what happened. But much work is still needed to make these processes transparent and effective.
Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, says new UNSW research.
A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the federal government has overlooked the national security threats of climate change.
Darren's diagnosis took two years, but a new Parkinson's disease detection method developed by UNSW researchers could enable an early and accurate diagnosis. In its current form, the new detection method takes five hours.
Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.
A UNSW Sydney researcher has received a prestigious international grant to study the origins of movement in bacteria and its application to present-day biology.
Failing to address skyrocketing housing prices risks the future of young Australians and the financial system.
Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.
The grisly discovery of a disembodied foot on a NSW beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing woman Melissa Caddick. Such tragedies can also reveal hidden currents connecting the planet.
Fintech is playing an important role in helping digital entrepreneurs tap into growth opportunities in Indonesia's developing communities, shows UNSW Business School research.
Public education and engagement with research can be improved using technology commonly found in computer games.
UNSW Sydney researchers hope to improve the clinical outcomes, as well as quality of life in adult ADHD patients with co-occurring cardiometabolic disease as a result of the grant.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided funding for a collaboration aiming to securely integrate rooftop solar into the power grid.
Universities are a step ahead in having adopted a number of practical changes, but it's clear transformative cultural change in our institutions requires all the expertise they can muster.
UNSW Sydney’s longstanding partnership with state health departments and community HIV organisations will be extended to engage a broader range of people affected by HIV.
Scott Morrison and Michael McCormack have both called for empathy training for MPs. But it has all the hallmarks of a human resources fad.
Scientists have identified the protein that was the missing evolutionary link between two ancient algae species – red algae and cryptophytes.
Our prime minister, and many other politicians, appear to not understand the problem with the treatment of women. Here are three problems and three solutions.
UNSW engineers are leveraging the popularity of Insta-famous sites to study severe weather events and improve coastal planning practices.
UNSW Sydney researchers in Engineering, Science, and Arts, Design & Architecture have been awarded five grants in a new round for industry collaborations.
Jill Bennett’s research plays a unique role in a new NHMRC-funded centre and the mental health care ecosystem.
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