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Dr Anna Wang and Mr Luke Steller in Tikitere

Hot springs may have been the ‘spark’ that helped organic matter turn into life – these UNSW Sydney scientists have put this hypothesis to the test in New Zealand. 

Murray-Darling Basin in drought

Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.

Platypus has final health check at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

UNSW scientists expect more platypus rescues in future as climate change takes a stranglehold on their natural habitat.

Waim artefacts

It is well known that agriculture developed independently in New Guinea 7000 years ago, but evidence of its influence on how people lived has eluded scientists – until now.

Greenland

Ancient rocks from Greenland have shown that the elements necessary for the evolution of life did not come to Earth until very late in the planet’s formation – much later than previously thought.

Fossil coral blocks on beach

A research team has used coral records to reconstruct the variability of the Indian Ocean Dipole – a big player in the severe drought and record hot temperatures last year – over the last millennium.

Male and female lions

Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.

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