Science & Tech

veena sahajwalla in a laboratory

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

A dingo in the wild

The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows. 

A diverse biocrust community in western New South Wales.

Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, UNSW researchers have found.

Artist’s impression of the thin stream of stars torn from the Phoenix globular cluster, wrapping around the Milky Way

Scientists find remnant of strange dismembered star cluster at Galaxy’s edge

Humpback whale breaks the water's surface

UNSW researchers have linked the burden of humpback whales’ annual migration to depleted microbial diversity in their airways – an indicator of overall health.

Luke Steller teaching students how to find fossils

As Perseverance prepares to launch for Mars, two UNSW PhD students look back on a field trip that gave Indigenous high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the rover’s upcoming mission.

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

South Pole

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail.

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