UNSW Science

Wild dolphins swim in the sea

A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales ­– a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.

A colourful seahorse swims among the sea life

Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

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Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

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The tube fishway allows fish to glide past dam walls, weirs and other river barriers, with the potential to revitalise Australia’s ailing freshwater fish stocks.

Giant cuttlefish

Overseas travel might be off the table this summer, but why not travel under it?

Dr Negin Hesam-Shariati and Associate Professor Sylvia Gustan

Teaching people to gain control over their brain to relieve chronic pain and improving food and water security are two of the innovative UNSW Sydney projects to receive Ideas Grants.

gayini wetlands

Eastern Australia's wetlands and waterbirds have partially recovered from the drought – but long-term trends remain concerning, an aerial survey by UNSW researchers has revealed.

Young woman with hand up to face amid distorted reflections

Neuroscientists say the best way to study hallucinations is via lab models where they can be induced in anyone, anytime.

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UNSW Sydney had 43 researchers in the top 10,000 last year in the world’s most comprehensive standardised citation database.  

Veena Sahajwalla

UNSW Professor Veena Sahajwalla will spearhead a new national research centre investigating technology for waste reduction and materials processing.

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