Science & Tech

Headbanger inside

Rock fans who risk injuries when headbanging to heavy-metal music could reduce harm by wearing a protective brace or changing their musical taste.

Summer hazards inside

Surf's up and it's time for fun, but summer also has its risks. Drownings, snake bites and too much sun are among the top ten hazards identified by UNSW experts.

Smokestacks inside

UNSW climate scientists and energy experts have given a largely critical response to the Federal Government's emissions trading White Paper.

Energy building inside

UNSW has ensured its role as a key contributor to creating a sustainable and secure energy future following a $75 million funding announcement from the Federal Government.

Redback spider

While large males outperform smaller spiders in head-to-head mating contests, the faster-maturing smaller ones make more successful lovers, a new study reveals.

The world's most precise clock might be made as small as a wristwatch with a new design proposed by an international team of physicists.

Something vital is missing in the far distant reaches of the Universe: hydrogen - the raw material for stars, planets and possible life. The puzzling discovery has been made by a team of Australian astronomers.

King prawns are back on the menu after a seven-year absence at Wallagoot Lake on the NSW south coast, thanks to a restocking program lead by UNSW scientists

An innovative approach to studying genetics has provided new information about how Australia's dwindling remnants of rainforest will cope as the planet grows warmer due to climate change.

Emotional rehab inside

People can regain the ability to interpret emotion after a severe brain injury through an innovative self-training approach, a new study has found.

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