Science & Tech

Loy Yang nuclear power station

Recent debates about the future of nuclear power in Australia make much of the potential of the next generation of reactors.

The Crane

Astronomers have spotted something they weren't expecting – a star that has been travelling at 6 million kilometres an hour for 5 million years.

bushfire

Large, intense bushfires can pump so much heat into the atmosphere they form their own thunderstorm system. And that can make the weather on the ground even more dangerously unpredictable.

Sustainable Development Goals

Rapid progress for Australia on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is possible and could deliver a fairer, greener, more prosperous nation in 2030 – if managed properly – new UNSW research has found.

paul ehrlich headshot

Prominent scientist will tackle saving humanity from catastrophic damage to its life support systems and an impending climate change catastrophe. 

off-earth mining

Forum will bring Australia’s space community together to shape a collective vision for the nation’s space endeavours.

Qantas 737

Qantas has faced calls to ground its entire fleet of Boeing 737s after cracks were found in three aircraft. But the incident is a threat to airlines' reputations rather than a real risk to passengers.

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The critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum could have its survival chances boosted if scientists succeed in moving the tiny animal from its alpine habitat to a warmer, lowland forest environment, a UNSW Sydney study suggests.

Mountain pygmy possums

Palaeontologists look to the fossil record to come up with a new strategy to save the endangered mountain pygmy-possum from becoming a climate change casualty.

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