Science & Tech

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A comparison of conditions on either side of Australia’s dingo fence has revealed that extermination of these apex predators affects not only the abundance of other animals and plants, but also the quality of the soil.

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Life on the land could have started millions of years earlier on Earth than first thought. This could change the way we think about life developing elsewhere in the universe, writes Tara Djokic.

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Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in ancient hot spring deposits in the Pilbara have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known evidence for microbial life on land. 

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Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.

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Rebecca Morelle, global science correspondent for BBC News in London, is the inaugural recipient of the Ingenuity Fellowship, the Faculty of Engineering’s Journalist in Residence Program.

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The human brain is unique in many ways including the amount of asymmetry that exists between its left and right sides, writes Darren Curnoe. 

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UNSW Photovoltaics PhD Martha Lenio completed eight months on board a Mars simulation mission. She now has a much deeper understanding of what's involved on such a mammoth interstellar trip.

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Electrical brain stimulation is used to treat a range of conditions, from depression to epilepsy. But how confident are we that it works, ask Martin Héroux, Colleen Loo and Simon Gandevia.

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Seher Ata has created a virtual reality module offering her students a fully interactive and immersive journey through the mysterious world of mineral processing.

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UNSW's School of Mining Engineering is hosting free information seminars for high-school students where they can find out about 15 new scholarships worth more than $700,000.

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