Science & Tech

man under burning sun

Heatwaves have become longer, hotter and more frequent. This trend is accelerating from climate change.

Chandrawati and Pahlevani

Dr Rona Chandrawati and Dr Farshid Pahlevani have been recognised in the list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2020.

lifeguard on beach

COVID-19 is changing the dynamics of people swimming at beaches around the world, potentially making it more unsafe.

Climate change threat to tropical plants

Half of the world’s tropical plant species may struggle to germinate by 2070 because of global warming, a new UNSW study predicts.

Australia cyber network

The Coalition has announced a new package to boost cyber security. But this is not new money and much more needs to be done to ward off cyber threats.

Mukupirna nambensis

A new extinct family of giant wombat relatives has been discovered in the Australian desert. The giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.

Colours of the Bulloo Overflow

The new national park declared by the NSW government is still in excellent condition because its water supply remains largely intact, a top ecologist says.

An artist's impression of the GJ887 planetary system.

An international team of researchers has found multiple planet systems orbiting red dwarf star Gliese 887.

Mukupirna nambensis

A giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.

Scented products can make you smell worse

A UNSW researcher explains how our perceptions of smell differ and why products like perfume or deodorant don’t always make us smell nicer.

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