Science & Tech

A bat or flying fox spreads its wings above a river

Echolocation evolved multiple times in bats over millions of year. Yet the earliest bat ancestors probably didn't have this skill — or if they did, it was likely very primitive.

Artist's impression of the rocky terrain and lava rivers on the surface of Gliese 486b

A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.

Okavango delta

A world-first framework will help identify the ecosystems that are most critical for biodiversity conservation, research, management and human wellbeing.

Lepas anserifera barnacles on a log on a beach

UNSW marine scientists have used a barnacle to develop two equations that can help estimate when and where a local boat may have sunk.

Dingo surrounded by trees looking in the distance

Satellite images taken over three decades show that keeping dingoes out comes at a price.

earth

The last major geomagnetic reversal triggered a series of dramatic events that have far-reaching consequences for our planet.

Stromatolite rocks in shallow waters

As the Mars Rover sets out to look for evidence of life on another planet, scientists back on Earth suggest viruses played a key role in creating stromatolites, our planet’s earliest lifeforms.

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As NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars, UNSW is playing a key role in the search for life on the red planet. In July 2019, Professor Martin Van Kranendonk took a team of NASA and European Space Agency scientists to the Pilbara, in the Western Australian outback.

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

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Animals assumed to be dingo-dog hybrids based on their coat colour and culled may have been pure dingoes, a study involving UNSW finds.  

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