Science & Tech

ancient fossils

The site offers details of a verdant landscape 15 million years ago, including fossils of trapdoor spiders, giant cicadas and wasps. 

child eating ice cream at the beach

A trip to the beach is a perfect opportunity to explore the peculiar properties of some fascinating fluids.

bettong

What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?

aerial view of coastline

Australia’s coastline spans more than 33,000km – and there are myriad marvellous marine animals we share this space with.

Man sitting on hill gazing up at green-headed comet flying in night sky

The team solved this mystery with the help of a vacuum chamber, a lot of lasers, and one powerful cosmic reaction.

Scenery from around the Thredbo River in Kosciouszko National Park

As the weather warms up, UNSW researchers name some of their favourite bushwalks and the ways citizen scientists can help them by collecting data along the way.

The edge of Burdekin Falls Dam

The UNSW scientists observed fewer waterbirds but greater flooding than last year, which they hope will help to offset long-term declines.

Two gloved hands holding a clay tablet marked 'Si.427'

We might’ve been under lockdown this year, but science sure wasn’t.

A closeup of a woman's face with data points highlighted

Our brains are wired to recognise faces holistically, but focusing on two standout features can improve performance, a new UNSW study shows.

A 3D printer at work

Research by UNSW academics shows that special treatment of liquid resin used in 3D printing can cause the material to mend itself if it becomes damaged.

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