Science & Tech

Sheep grazing in semiarid rangeland.

The positive effects of grazing by livestock and wild herbivores can turn negative as temperatures become warmer.

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Pioneering a new technique, researchers have peered into the extremely faint light that exists between galaxies to describe the history and state of orphan stars.

digital 3d illustration of bacteria

Researchers from UNSW have uncovered how these tiny organisms can restore their movement in unfavourable conditions.

Girl taking a photo with a mobile phone

It’s important that citizen science projects engage volunteers from across society, including young people. A new Australian initiative is doing just that.

lightning strike

UNSW electrical energy expert reveals the striking truth about lightning.

Trevor Mcdougall and Brett Hallam

It’s the first time UNSW academics have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators in the same year.

Temnospondyls - Eryops and Paracyclotosaurus

A team of Australian scientists led by UNSW Sydney palaeontologist Lachlan Hart has calculated the body mass of two ancient amphibians.

grey headed flying fox pteropus poliocephalus

Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.

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A new study says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are potentially at greater risk due to spillway i

Gordon Dam

Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.

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