UNSW Science

Woman sitting on bed pressing her head in pain

Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.

UNSW National Science week 2021

UNSW will play a key role in Australia's annual science celebration hosting several digital events.

Richard Kingsford

River ecologist and conservation biologist Professor Richard Kingsford has been awarded a prestigious 2021 ESA Gold Medal.

oxidised copper in rock

Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth's tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.

A person holds a mobile phone with Twitter app open

Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.

Platypus swimming

UNSW researchers have been involved in a platypus survey on Kangaroo Island which was severely affected by bushfires 18 months ago.

Crystal palace in Retiro Park, Madrid

An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health.

Police looking at faces on a computer

A face matching test has been updated to find super-recognisers who can help prevent errors caused by face recognition software.

Male Carolina Anolis lizard displaying his dewlap

A surprising study on the behaviour of unrelated lizards demonstrates how evolution can lead to different species learning the same skills. 

Vaccinating children

Experts suggest vaccination of children must be part of Australia’s exit strategy, especially with the Delta variant of the virus.

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