Science & Tech

filling a water bottle from a spring

Climate change and urbanisation are set to threaten groundwater drinking water quality, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

girl doing science

There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.

Professor Cordelia Selomulya

Throughout her career, Professor Cordelia Selomulya has always been inspired by the women in senior academic positions around her, and now she hopes to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

benzene structure

After 90 years, scientists have revealed the structure of benzene.

Male and female lions

Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.

Marina Pajic and Jan Zika

Two UNSW scientists have been honoured for their research on the ocean’s role in the climate system and personalised treatment for pancreatic cancer.

School of fish

An international team of researchers has revealed the mechanisms behind fish schooling – and what they found differs from what scientists had previously thought. 

Bondi beach

A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.

Artist's interpretation of a protoplanetary disk

At only 1 per cent the age of the Sun, the DS Tuc binary system shows us how a planet might naturally develop before its orbit is disturbed by external forces.

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Sir Fraser Stoddart – Scottish chemist, 2016 Nobel Laureate and UNSW Sydney SHARP Hire – says one the proudest accomplishments of his career has been helping more than 500 early career researchers from approximately 50 different countries to cultivate their independence and unique strengths.

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