Science & Tech

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"Nudging" is based on the idea we can push people gently towards doing what’s best for their health. But what is best? Carissa Bonner and Ben Newell discuss the options.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey will lead an innovative multi-disciplinary team addressing ageing when she joins UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) next year.

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Scientists around the globe are in a race to create, select, discover and cultivate heat-tolerant corals that will withstand the next 50 years of warming oceans, writes Emma Johnston.

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UNSW is ready to play a role in the exciting future of space research, following the Federal Government's commitment at this week's International Astronautical Congress to create an Australian space agency.

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Jonathan Clarke has just returned from another mission to simulate life on Mars, this time from Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic.

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UNSW Canberra and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will develop three Cubesats to be used for maritime surveillance, with the first lifting off in early 2018.

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Space terrorism and testing of space tourists might be theoretical problems today, but Nikki Coleman says having conversations now will help make sure they don't become real problems in the future.

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Summer in some parts of the world will become one long heatwave with a global temperature rise of just 2°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has found.

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UNSW Canberra will host a new facility in partnership with the French Space Agency CNES, bringing together the right people in the same place to design a space mission.

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The announcement that Australia will finally create its own space agency has opened the door for a long-held dream for many: a home-grown Australian astronaut.

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