Science & Tech

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.

Researchers working at the Patriot Hills Blue Ice Area of Antarctica

New research has shed light on the role sea ice plays in managing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

Early 20th Century brain model

Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

A glass ball on moss showing the world, a symbolic picture for environment

If we want to mitigate and solve the many global environmental issues the world is facing, we can’t rely on technology alone, scientists have warned.

Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks

An astrophysicist shares tips on how to make the most of the Winter Solstice this weekend – and you don’t even need equipment to start exploring the sky. 

Professor Andrew Dempster and Dr Eamonn Glennon

Grant will allow researchers to improve precision of satellite data to benefit a range of industries. 

A group of Pacific leaping blennies out of the water on the foreshores of the island Guam

Many blennies – a remarkable family of fishes – evolved from an aquatic ’jack of all trades’ to a ‘master of one’ upon the invasion of land, a new study led by UNSW scientists has shown. 

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