Why bother with emissions-intensive, expensive and dangerous nucelar energy when there is already a better alternative to fossil fuels: the efficient use of renewable energy, argues Mark Diesendorf.
Researchers have identified a new species of mysterious beaked whale based on a study of seven animals stranded on remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Oceanographic research at UNSW suggests the claimed lengthy voyage of a castaway fisherman could have occurred and he was lucky not to have ended up in the great garbage patch of the North Pacific.
Isha Deodhar is just about to start her first year of university, but she already has big plans to combine her love for maths, science and engineering to solve the big problems facing society.
Conflict between men and woman pervades every sphere of human life, but decisions about reproduction cause the most angst, writes Professor Rob Brooks. CONFERENCE
The tissue normally discarded during routine hip replacements could be a rich new source of adult stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, UNSW-led research has found.
Conflict and cooperation between the sexes will be discussed at an unprecedented gathering of economic experts and evolutionary biologists at UNSW next week.
With cycling deaths on the rise in Australia, a visiting expert from Sweden will discuss how the latest technology can help prevent bicycle accidents.
The recent Australian heatwave that saw some electricity consumers lose supply was a sobering reminder that we need to provide and use energy more sustainably, writes Hugh Outhred.
Australian water utilities must adapt to extreme weather events if they are to protect vulnerable supplies and ensure clean drinking water into the future, an international report warns.