UNSW Sydney researchers have started a platypus monitoring study after they returned three of the iconic creatures to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra.
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.
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.
UNSW scientists expect more platypus rescues in future as climate change takes a stranglehold on their natural habitat.
An archaeological dig in New Guinea by UNSW scientists has unearthed artefacts to provide strong evidence that a Neolithic period existed there 5000 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.