Science & Tech

Very ominous and dark rain clouds move in over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an otherwise sunny day

The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.

heavy rain in the city

The most severe sudden downpours in Sydney have intensified by 40 per cent in the last two decades.

three african wild dogs stand on a sandy hill

The naturally best breeding window for these endangered animals is shortening, prompting a unique change in behaviour. 

Building and tree view

The new centre will develop carbon catalysts for clean energy, CO2 capture, and green chemistry to reduce emissions.

artist impression of cholesterol

A study in cell lines shows a previously under-characterised protein in humans supports cholesterol synthesis.

david eldridge kneeling in a field with scientific equipment

UNSW researcher David Eldridge has been recognised for delivering outstanding science to support land, soil and vegetation management.

Platypus swimming in water

A new genetic study by UNSW scientists finds large dams restrict platypus movement, with significant implications for their conservation.

Nuclear blockchain

UNSW experts will present a new shared ledger system to delegates at the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards in Austria.

An aerial drone view of a surfer and a dark shape of a shark nearby, both identified by AI

Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward.

A closeup of a cassowary bird

The nature repair market is sold as a good news story: willing land managers benefiting nature with support from the private sector. But if offsets are part of it, the reality could be very different.

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