Science & Tech

Professor Emma Johnston

Professor Emma Johnston AO, Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney announced as co-chief author of the Australian State of Environment Report 2021.

Dr. Adam Sookdeo loading the 16th century samples

An international team of scientists have recalculated the curves used for radiocarbon dating – a key method for archaeology and environmental science – for the first time in seven years.

bottles filled with human breast milk

A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.

Eye-cow is watching you

Painting eyes on the backsides of cattle in Botswana appears to prevent attacks from lions in landscapes where they coexist.

Smog

A team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mysterious interplay between sunlight and molecules in the atmosphere known as ‘roaming reactions’, which could make atmospheric modelling more accurate.

veena sahajwalla in a laboratory

New developments in microrecycling science could help revolutionise the recycling and manufacturing sectors.

A dingo in the wild

The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows. 

A diverse biocrust community in western New South Wales.

Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, UNSW researchers have found.

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