Science & Tech

Robinson Ridge in the east Antarctic

UNSW researchers have found their previous discovery of bacteria living on air in Antarctica is likely a process that occurs globally, further supporting the potential existence of microbial life on alien planets.

House with a face

Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.

Professor Emma Johnston

Professor Emma Johnston AO, Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney announced as co-chief author of the Australian State of Environment Report 2021.

Dr. Adam Sookdeo loading the 16th century samples

An international team of scientists have recalculated the curves used for radiocarbon dating – a key method for archaeology and environmental science – for the first time in seven years.

bottles filled with human breast milk

A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.

Eye-cow is watching you

Painting eyes on the backsides of cattle in Botswana appears to prevent attacks from lions in landscapes where they coexist.

Smog

A team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mysterious interplay between sunlight and molecules in the atmosphere known as ‘roaming reactions’, which could make atmospheric modelling more accurate.

veena sahajwalla in a laboratory

New developments in microrecycling science could help revolutionise the recycling and manufacturing sectors.

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