UNSW Science

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Professor Steven Sherwood from UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences explains why lightning can strike the same place twice.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

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World-leading climate change expert Scientia Professor Matthew England and internationally renowned chemical engineer Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh have been recognised this year.

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The new round of Australian Research Council funding provides over $30m for 72 University projects across fields as diverse as neuroscience and insurance risk management.

Martina de Marcos dives in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Martina de Marcos, a final year UNSW Sydney Masters student, has helped to ban single use plastic bags in developing nations through grassroots activism.

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UNSW Professor Raphael Grzebieta receives Lifetime Research Award at the 2019 National Transport Research Awards.

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Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

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UNSW Sydney has jumped 32 places to 59th in Medicine and 24 places to 98th for Physical Sciences in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings by Subject.

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With 30 academics included on the 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers, UNSW rises to second among Go8 universities.

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A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.

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