UNSW Science

Atacama desert

How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.

Global pandemic concept of coronavirus

UNSW Sydney celebrates seven finalists heralded in the ‘Oscars of science’.

The threatened Southern Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus)

Many Australian frogs may not have been as devastatingly impacted by last summer’s fires as feared – but scientists need more data to assess the impact further.

A scientist handles uncooked meat in a laboratory

Treatment for a deadly E. coli strain may be possible, after UNSW Sydney researchers identified a new molecular pathway that controls the potent Shiga toxin.

Murray-Darling basin during drought

To fully understand droughts, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? The answer isn't simple.

Releasing Bilby back in the Taronga Sanctuary at Dubbo

A nocturnal marsupial has been reintroduced into a feral-free area created by a UNSW-led project.

Phosphene molecules and Venus

Considering what we know about the key ingredients for life's formation on Earth, here are three explanations for how this process may have occurred on our sister planet.

Pink origami elephant on black background

Why is it so hard to control our thoughts? New research led by UNSW Sydney shows suppressed thoughts could be hiding in the visual part of our brains – without us even knowing.

Kris Kilian

 A grant from the US National Cancer Institute will be used to investigate personalised treatment for malignant melanoma.

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