Science & Tech

Artist’s impression of the thin stream of stars torn from the Phoenix globular cluster, wrapping around the Milky Way

Scientists find remnant of strange dismembered star cluster at Galaxy’s edge

Humpback whale breaks the water's surface

UNSW researchers have linked the burden of humpback whales’ annual migration to depleted microbial diversity in their airways – an indicator of overall health.

Luke Steller teaching students how to find fossils

As Perseverance prepares to launch for Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s upcoming mission.

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

South Pole

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail.

Woman engineering a robot

In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.

Collecting samples for ancient DNA analyses at Chiquihuite Cave

The arrival of humans in the Americas may predate the peak of the last ice age, new research shows.

A blazing sunset lights up the evening sky

If atmospheric carbon dioxide levels double from their pre-industrial levels and are maintained, the world would probably experience eventual warming from 2.3 – 4.5°C, rather than the previously estimated 1.5 – 4.5°C range.

A closeup of a 3D visualisation of a coronavirus particle

As the number of new infections rise, a 3D-simulation from UNSW prompts us to lather up.

A 3D-visualisation of soap destroying the coronavirus is a poignant reminder that simply washing your hands can help stem the pandemic, UNSW academics say.

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