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A mapmaking app created by UNSW scientists harnesses the power of Google and NASA to empower ecologists to create a view on ecosystems without any specialist equipment.

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A new study by UNSW scientists has shown how the presence – and absence – of dingoes affects the desert landscape.

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The 150-million-year-old Archaeopteryx fossil is still the first known bird despite an earlier study suggesting otherwise, new research reveals.

Fire inside

The arrival of the first people in Australia some 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to landmark research on the continent's fire history

Alex jordan inside

Why aren't males even more promiscuous? Why are feelings of disgust so hard to shake? And why do some bad memories make you feel like a failure? UNSW's next generation of science researchers provide some answers.

Terror bird inside

An ancient "terror bird" used an agile attack-and-retreat fighting strategy reminiscent of the bobbing and weaving of boxer Muhammad Ali, scientists have found.

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The discovery of a remarkable 15-million-year-old Australian fossil cave packed with even older animal bones has revealed almost the entire life cycle of a large prehistoric marsupial.

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The seemingly miraculous life-giving properties of water in Australia's parched heartlands are the subject of a documentary on ABC TV, featuring UNSW's Richard Kingsford.

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Research into the sustainable management of floodplains has netted UNSW doctoral student Celine Steinfeld the inaugural $60,000 Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship.

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The largest ever survey of the health of Australia's vital wetlands is underway, with a team of UNSW environmental researchers conducting a special aerial survey of waterbirds across the entire continent.

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