Science & Tech

Computer 3D reconstruction of cryptophyte antenna protein structure

Scientists have identified the protein that was the missing evolutionary link between two ancient algae species – red algae and cryptophytes.

Tsunami sign on beach

Healthy coral proven to reduce the impact of tsunami waves in Great Barrier Reef region.

Hail on the ground

Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, says a new international review involving UNSW.

A school of surgeonfish swims over a reef

Warming waters are leading to the ‘tropicalisation’ of temperate reefs: gone are the kelp forests, and local fish populations are responding unexpectedly.

Dingo walking on sand

It’s time to take dingoes out of the doghouse. 

Glasshouse Rocks Beach near Narooma

A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

Beach after storm

UNSW engineers are leveraging the popularity of Insta-famous sites to study severe weather events and improve coastal planning practices.

A flooded road with people standing by

In any given year, there's a 1% chance of a 'once in a century' flood. But that doesn't mean they can't happen more than once in quick succession.

Platypus

A three-year study has confirmed that significant alterations to flow regimes by dams can have a big impact on downstream platypus populations.

Wetland and saltmarsh river estuary

Eco-engineering development from UNSW Sydney could revive saltmarsh and mangrove wetland areas valued at around $US230b globally.

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