Science & Tech

A pair of handcuffed hands poking through bars of a jail cell

Why do some people make the same bad choices over and over? An inability to see how actions lead to outcomes, rather than recklessness, could be to blame.

Scuba diver with a shark

From working on Jaws to putting herself in danger, Valerie Taylor vowed to change public attitudes to sharks. A new film dives deeply into her underwater life.

a very sad snowman

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

Pygmy blue whale swimming

It was the whales’ singing that gave them away.

Man checking milk bottle

Don’t be fooled by some expiry dates, some foods last longer than you may think.

Space Debris

Humans have left an absolute mess in space but no one wants to clean it up.

Person checking social media on mobile phone

A UNSW researcher says a positive social media campaign could help to counter misinformation and fears about COVID vaccine side effects and boost vaccination uptake.

Basenji dog

UNSW researchers have mapped the DNA sequencing of the Basenji which sits at the base of the domestic dog family tree.

A carp in the Murray-Darling

The recent one in 100 flood event is set to reverse carp eradication efforts in the Murray-Darling, a UNSW scientist says.

A man with a stereo on his head screaming

Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.

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