Science & Tech

Jill Newby

Associate Professor Jill Newby has received a 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Award for her work in raising awareness of mental health in the community.

Protest sign reading 'There is no Planet B'

How do we put climate change back on the agenda during a pandemic? Scientists and science communicators helped answer this question during National Science Week.

Coal mine

A significant amount of greenhouse emissions could be eliminated within a decade thanks to a proposed new treaty.

Woman feeling nauseous while wearing a virtual reality headset

‘Cybersickness’ might sound right out of a sci-fi novel, but it’s an illness impacting people across industries today. UNSW Sydney researchers are trying to understand what causes this sickness – and how to prevent it.

people in a circle with outstretched arms, hands in middle

Two UNSW scientists have contributed to an important new essay that examines ways of promoting diversity in science.

Robinson Ridge in the east Antarctic

UNSW researchers have found their previous discovery of bacteria living on air in Antarctica is likely a process that occurs globally, further supporting the potential existence of microbial life on alien planets.

House with a face

Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.

Professor Emma Johnston

Professor Emma Johnston AO, Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney announced as co-chief author of the Australian State of Environment Report 2021.

Dr. Adam Sookdeo loading the 16th century samples

An international team of scientists have recalculated the curves used for radiocarbon dating – a key method for archaeology and environmental science – for the first time in seven years.

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