Science & Tech

Doctor measuring waist of overweight woman

The prevalence of obesity has doubled in Australia in the last two decades. As a result, overweight and obesity will be associated with 10,000 thyroid cancers in the next decade. 

A Tasmanian devil looking up, showcasing its long whiskers

I know what you did last summer: chemical clues in the marsupial’s whiskers can reveal what they ate months – and even seasons – ago.

Cricket coin toss

Game theory expert Haris Aziz says cricket should introduce a new way of conducting the toss so there’s less of an advantage gained just from calling heads or tails correctly.

A surfer waits for a wave at sunset or sunrise

UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.

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UNSW and Neutrality partner to develop secure computer operating systems that will protect critical humanitarian infrastructure.

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UNSW academics are named Fellows for their work in engineered structures and bushfire behaviour.

View over the trees in Healesville Victoria

A new report shows the urgent need for action to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss, and the significant consequences facing all life on Earth in failing to do so.

Avalon rock pool in Sydney in stormy weather

With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.

Screaming Tree Frog, Robust Bleating Tree Frog and Slender Tree Frog

Frog calls and DNA reveal the loudest Australian frog is not one but three different species.

A chunk of the Antarctic ice sheet breaks off into the freezing water below

Patterns of rapid ice loss in the past could predict style of future Antarctic ice sheet retreat.

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