Science & Tech

A tabby cat licks a kitten

Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.

a close up of a woman's eyeball looking straight ahead

Picture this, if you will: Aphantasia can be detected with an eye-opening look into our pupils.

Young children riding a horse

Up to 40 per cent of all jobs now are tipped to be taken over by AI and robots in the next few decades. My grandmother has some advice on how to cope.

Pauline Treble and Katie Coleborn in Yonderup Cave

A stalagmite in Western Australia has revealed regular, low-intensity fires before European arrival and infrequent, high-intensity fires afterwards.

A white ute with 'Wild Deserts' logo under a starry night sky. Reece Pedler shines a spotlight from the ute into the distance.

For Bec West and Reece Pedler, it’s an overnight journey to buy groceries and a 350-kilometre round trip to take the kids to playgroup. But they wouldn’t have it any other way.

kate quinlan and merlin crossley in front of the lab

Asymptomatic sickle cell disease patients actually lack a tiny part of the genome, UNSW scientists have shown.

Chocolate

From cocoa bean to chocolate block, a millenia-old process is still helping to bring chocoholics the same joy today.

An info-graphic showing planet Earth among smaller spheres displaying strategies of mitigating carbon emissions

Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

wind turbines

Humanity is off track to keeping global warming to 1.5℃. But if we pull out all stops, we’ve still got a chance.

Professor Flora Salim

Women in AI promotes gender-inclusive artificial intelligence that benefits society.

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