The wily dingo out-competed the much larger marsupial thylacine by being better built anatomically to resist the "mechanical stresses" associated with killing large prey, according to a team led by UNSW scientists.
Australia's well-documented shortage of scientists is being tackled head on by UNSW research.
Three UNSW academics have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
UNSW's former Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science for his eminent and distinguished service to the University.
UNSW Brain Sciences has hosted the NSW finals of Australia's first Brain Bee Challenge.
Climate change could have radical effects on Australia's alpine regions according to UNSW researchers.