UNSW researchers have set a new record for nominations in the Eureka Prizes this year, with 10 individuals and research groups named as finalists for the prestigious science awards.
The Banksia Environmental Foundation has named Professor Matthew England the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Australian Research Award winner.
Diet can strongly influence how long you live and reproduce, but now UNSW scientists have discovered that what works best for males may not be best for females.
New studies, by UNSW researchers, of the world's most primitive living things suggest that life on Earth may have begun much earlier than the accepted date of about 3.5 billion years ago.
Unlike amateurs, professional sax players can play notes in the very high altissimo sound register by tuning their vocal tract to assist the instrument, according to UNSW research published in the journal Science.
Three UNSW students will represent Australia in Water Polo and Table Tennis at the upcoming World University Summer Games.
A major new climate change research centre is to be established at UNSW, with a $6 million funding boost.