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New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.

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A UNSW-led geological analysis of the site where a 6000-year old human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 has revealed that the person most likely died in a catastrophic tsunami.

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Human-made debris such as plastic have vastly increased the numbers of marine species crossing the oceans, write Emma Johnston and Jim Carlton. 

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Cutting edge UNSW research projects resulting from catastrophes such as fires, tsunamis, terrorism and infectious diseases are the focus of a new video series produced by UNSWTV.

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When UNSW scientists James Goff and Catherine Chague-Goff studied the effects of the 2011 Japan tsunami, they made a discovery that will save lives in future disasters. And it all came down to a handful of soil.

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.

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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.

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A public education campaign is urgently needed to inform Australians about the threats posed by tsunamis, UNSW experts say.

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UNSW scientists are heading to the South Pacific to assess the impact of the regional tsunami that struck Samoa, American Samoa and surrounding islands.