Science

Whooping baby

Australia’s prolonged whooping cough epidemic has entered a disturbing new phase, with a study showing the emergence of a new strain capable of evading the vaccine.

Early human

Fossils from two caves in south-west China have revealed a previously unknown Stone Age people, giving a rare glimpse of a recent stage of human evolution with startling implications for Asia.

Tsunami goff

A year on from Japan's devastating earthquake, attention is on the recovery effort. But many scientists, and the Japanese themselves, are more concerned about when the next tsunami will happen and how big it will be, writes Professor James Goff.

Weight loss Vartanian2

Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.

Universe clocks

A proposed new clock tied to the orbiting of a neutron around an atomic nucleus could be so accurate that it neither gains nor loses 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.

Ychromosome

We carry an odd pair of sex-chromosomes – a large X chromosome and its diminutive partner, the Y, explains Russell Bonduriansky.

Cycling south pole resize

Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.

Carlo caponecchia

OPINION: Workplace stress is manageable, if we understand it properly, writes Carlo Caponecchia in The Conversation.

Gingerbread

At this time of year a number of consumption ''cues'' collide, creating the perfect storm for indulgence and guilt, writes Dr Lenny Vartanian in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Summer

Looking for summer story ideas and experts? From eye protection and skin cancer to binge drinking, rips and road safety, UNSW researchers are available for comment over the holidays.

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