Science & Tech

A person holds a mobile phone with Twitter app open

Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.

Platypus swimming

UNSW researchers have been involved in a platypus survey on Kangaroo Island which was severely affected by bushfires 18 months ago.

Crystal palace in Retiro Park, Madrid

An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health.

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A massive explosion from a previously unknown source – 10 times more energetic than a supernova – could be the answer to a 13-billion-year-old Milky Way mystery.

Powerplant

New research found power stations in the Latrobe Valley emit around 10 times more mercury than power stations in the Hunter Valley. The stark difference has a lot to do with regulations.

Police looking at faces on a computer

A face matching test has been updated to find super-recognisers who can help prevent errors caused by face recognition software.

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When you buy organic food, you don’t always get food free from pesticides, a UNSW expert says.

Male Carolina Anolis lizard displaying his dewlap

A surprising study on the behaviour of unrelated lizards demonstrates how evolution can lead to different species learning the same skills. 

Waste gas is shown escaping two industrial chimneys against a blue sky background and surrounded by fog

If we are to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, we haven’t made a good start. Governments, industry and individuals need to do much more, a new study shows.

Beena Ahmed

It’s International Women in Engineering Day.

At UNSW, we're so honoured to have inspiring female engineers who are making a big impact in the world.

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