Faculty of Science

UNSW researchers are in the running for top honours in the 2010 Eureka Prizes, the "Oscars" of Australian science

Fat inside

Negative attitudes towards obese people are based on an emotional response of disgust, a new study suggests.

Mars inside

Ever wondered what it would be like on the Red Planet? You can see the next best thing right here in Australia's vast and ancient desert regions.

Surgerywithoutstitches inside

A breakthrough technology to seal surgical wounds without stitches will be developed for use in delicate brain surgery thanks to a major federal government grant.

Wollemipine inside

UNSW students have sequenced the genome of the ancient Wollemi Pine - a world first that could reveal how a "dinosaur" of the tree kingdom has survived 200 million years.

Outback inside

Climate change is accelerating beyond expectations and urgent emissions reductions are required, according to a new report by some of the world's top climate scientists.

Wetlands inside

An extra 600,000 megalitres of water needs to be returned to the Murray River to avert an environmental disaster in its lower reaches, a scientific review has found.

Bush rats inside

Sydney's native bush rats were victims of a campaign to exterminate foreign black rats during a plague in 1900, according to scientists who plan to reintroduce the native rodents.

Bburns inside

UNSW researchers may have pinpointed the cause of muscle wasting and bone-density loss experienced by astronauts who fly lengthy missions under the weightless conditions of space.

Tsunami inside

UNSW scientists are heading to the South Pacific to assess the impact of the regional tsunami that struck Samoa, American Samoa and surrounding islands.

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