Science & Tech

Mars

Scientists have used the same methods that will soon be used to search for evidence of life on Mars to look for evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth at a location in South Australia.

Murray-Darling Basin in drought

Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.

Platypus has final health check at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

UNSW scientists expect more platypus rescues in future as climate change takes a stranglehold on their natural habitat.

wind farm

The federal government is spending $94 million to buy cheap oil. Instead, Australia should use the money to manufacture our own energy.

Science researchers

UNSW Sydney is the highest-ranking Australian institution for its contribution to scientific research.

Washing fruit and veggies

Save your sanitisers – washing your fruit and veggies under running water is the recommended cleaning method, food microbiologist Julian Cox says.

salmonella

UNSW researchers have created new DNA tests to accelerate Salmonella detection and, in the future, pinpoint the source of food poisoning outbreaks.

The universe

Not only does a universal constant seem annoyingly inconstant at the outer fringes of the cosmos, it occurs in only one direction, which is downright weird.

Dark matter

Big galaxies get bigger by merging with smaller ones, modelling has shown.

NCI Gadi supercomputer

A UNSW researcher has been awarded the largest compute grant in Australian history.

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