Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
A global, online survey has been launched to see whether surfers are the unsung “guardians” of the beach, rescuing people who might otherwise have drowned.
The take-home message from a study of intuition is that we need to exercise caution in relying on gut feelings, writes Ben Newell.
A UNSW-led team of researchers has achieved a breakthrough that brings a network of ultra-powerful quantum computers – connected via a quantum internet – closer to reality.
The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved.
Measuring and monitoring Australia’s fresh water is increasingly important, and we need to invest in satellite technology to meet this challenge, argues Gordon Roesler.
Although the ground-dwelling Mountain Pygmy-possum is highly vulnerable to extinction, it can be saved, write Hayley Bates and Haijing Shi.
UNSW scientist and national sailing champion, Dr Federico Lauro, is leading a scientific expedition to sample the waters of the Indian Ocean.
Qualified science and maths teachers in schools should get a salary boost, and new money from the Gonski review could help pay for it, writes Merlin Crossley.
The World Council of Optometry has awarded eye care innovator Professor Brien Holden with its highest honour, the Distinguished Service Medal.