Science & Tech

A white ute with 'Wild Deserts' logo under a starry night sky. Reece Pedler shines a spotlight from the ute into the distance.

For Bec West and Reece Pedler, it’s an overnight journey to buy groceries and a 350-kilometre round trip to take the kids to playgroup. But they wouldn’t have it any other way.

kate quinlan and merlin crossley in front of the lab

Asymptomatic sickle cell disease patients actually lack a tiny part of the genome, UNSW scientists have shown.

Chocolate

From cocoa bean to chocolate block, a millenia-old process is still helping to bring chocoholics the same joy today.

An info-graphic showing planet Earth among smaller spheres displaying strategies of mitigating carbon emissions

Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

wind turbines

Humanity is off track to keeping global warming to 1.5℃. But if we pull out all stops, we’ve still got a chance.

Professor Flora Salim

Women in AI promotes gender-inclusive artificial intelligence that benefits society.

Blue bottles on sand

The direction a beach faces, relative to wind direction, largely determines how many bluebottles are pushed to shore.

A platypus floats on the top of calm river waters

Environmental survey findings confirm what scientists have suspected; platypuses aren’t in Royal National Park. But plans to reintroduce the iconic species to the park later this year will change this.

Portrait of senior lady

Psychologists find evidence that while ageing results in overall cognitive decline, we become better at positively reframing distressing episodes.

Diana Zhang

Diana Zhang will share her research on developing an advanced machine learning method that can diagnose Parkinson’s Disease from a chemical 'fingerprint'. 

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