Nature

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Citizen scientists are being encouraged to photograph bushfire-affected areas to help UNSW Sydney researchers track the recovery of flora and fauna after the fires.

Summer experts

UNSW has a team of experts available for media interviews who can comment on the hottest topics this summer – from bushfires, climate change and wage theft scandals to the spike in domestic violence, pitfalls with technology and making New Year’s resolutions.

Sea ice

This year's most popular science stories took readers from melting Antarctic ice sounding the alarm on microbes and climate change, to a pest-proof fence to protect native wildlife in far western NSW, and early signs of life in ancient rocks in the Pilbara, WA.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

Operation Posidonia

A beautiful seagrass is endangered in parts of NSW, but a team of “underwater gardeners” led by a UNSW marine ecologist is working to stem its decline.

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Nature has named UNSW the region's top 'Rising Star' for its impressive increase in publications in prestigious scientific journals between 2012 and 2015.

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UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on how cancers develop in the human body.

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Genetic testing for children should only be considered where there are clear medical benefits, say UNSW researchers, who've found the potential harmful effects of testing on children’s mental health remains largely unknown.

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Research breakthroughs in quantum computing and climate science have helped make UNSW one of the top three institutions in the country for high-quality science research publications, the latest Nature Publishing Index shows.

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When a positive Indian Ocean dipole is coupled with an El Niño event, rainfall decreases dramatically across Australia, and such an event could be on the way, write Agus Santoso and Wenju Cai.

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