Science

Dolphin newsroom

A group of female dolphins has been learning from their mothers to use sponges to help catch fish for at least 180 years, a study has found.

Robbrooks hr 0 0

If Tony Abbott wants to undo his damaged reputation with women, he needs to start in the right place. Simply calling himself a feminist will only lead to more trouble, argues Rob Brooks.

Helmet oped

Surely it would be irresponsible to do anything but continue down the path of making cycling safer. Keeping helmets and building more cycleways is unquestionably the way to go, write Jake Olivier, Scott Walter and Raphael Grzebieta.

Helmet

The combined effect of compulsory helmets for riders and providing cycleways and other infrastructure has reduced by about half the serious head-injuries associated with cycling in NSW.

2October

Our memories – good or bad – form parts of our identities and simply removing aspects of our character may have serious consequences, writes Amy Reichelt.

Fast night drive

Lowering Australia's legally allowed blood alcohol driving limit to .02 could save hundreds of lives each year, writes Soames Job.

Meteor web

A huge "forgotten" meteor 2.5 million years ago not only generated a massive tsunami across the Pacific but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a new UNSW study suggests.

Chris Fogwill

Fast-flowing and narrow glaciers have the potential to trigger massive changes in the Antarctic ice sheet and contribute to rapid ice-sheet decay and sea-level rise, a new study has found.

Joanne Earl

Money is considered to be the top priority in planning for retirement, but a more pertinent question to ask is how do you want to live, says psychologist Dr Joanne Earl.

Mike Manefield

Cultivating bacteria that break down industrial toxins in contaminated groundwater has won researchers the 2012 UNSW Innovation Award.

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