UNSW physicists have studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test their controversial theory that one of the constants of Nature is not a constant.
Scientists on a UNSW-led expedition to study microbes in the Indian Ocean have weathered huge seas, encountered giant whales and collected lots of data during the first leg of their voyage from South Africa to Mauritius.
A UNSW-led initiative using online tools such as game-like quests and virtual labs to teach maths and science to high school students has been awarded a $1.64 million grant.
A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorised South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than that of a domestic cat, new research shows.
The real impacts of the carbon price will emerge over the coming decades with growing pressure to transform our economy, write Jenny Riesz and Roger Dargaville.
UNSW Dean of Science, Merlin Crossley, has called for a National Teaching Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme to encourage PhD graduates to become science and maths teachers in schools.
The Renewable Energy Target does a good job supporting wind power, but other agencies are needed to get a diversity of renewables, writes Jenny Riesz.
Three UNSW academics including the Dean of Science have been chosen to discuss the state of maths and science education at a public symposium in Canberra.
The future of education will be digital, on-demand and mobile, and online mathematics resources could complement classroom teaching and inspire more high school students, writes Dr Chris Tisdell.
UNSW researchers have proposed a new way to distinguish between quantum bits placed together in a silicon chip, taking them closer to the construction of a large-scale quantum computer.