An ancient "terror bird" used an agile attack-and-retreat fighting strategy reminiscent of the bobbing and weaving of boxer Muhammad Ali, scientists have found.
The world-record in solar cell efficiency, a new class of cancer drugs, and a low-energy system for irrigation have won three UNSW researchers Eureka prizes - Australia's most prestigious science awards.
Bread loaded with vegetable goodness and ice cream with a rice bubble-twist created by UNSW Food Science students have dominated a national competition for new food ideas.
Up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by producing biochar from plants and other organic material, according to a new study.
A major international climate study co-authored by a UNSW scientist has confirmed the past decade as the hottest on record.
For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of dogs is driving major changes in the canine brain.
UNSW and electric car services company Better Place have joined forces to get eco-friendly electric cars onto Australia's roads, starting with the Uni's own fleet.
A new course will be the first in Australia to teach the network engineering skills demanded by the National Broadband Network and other emerging technologies.
UNSW researchers will develop satellite technologies that will allow flooding, bushfires and earthquakes to be monitored in real time under a $4.7 million federal grant.
The discovery of a remarkable 15-million-year-old Australian fossil cave packed with even older animal bones has revealed almost the entire life cycle of a large prehistoric marsupial.