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Study: Antarctic iceberg helps reveal ecological impact of sea-ice
20 May 2015
The grounding of a giant iceberg in Antarctica has provided a unique real-life experiment that has revealed the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to sudden changes in sea-ice cover.UNSW scientists...
Opinion: Nuclear power isn't worth the risks
19 May 2015
The case for expanding nuclear energy is based on myths about its status, greenhouse gas emissions, proliferation, accidents, wastes and economics. Let’s take each in turn.StatusNuclear is not, and...
Opinion: Science communication can be its own reward
18 May 2015
If we want a well-informed public, then it is of utmost importance that science is communicated effectively by those who excel at it.But there are challenges to effective science communication. Bill...
Backgrounder: Using genetic mutations to fix nature's problems
15 May 2015
Everyone is different. That’s a simple truism, but it’s is also true when it comes to how people respond to diseases; some people are laid low and others shrug off the same ailment.And it’s true of...
Study: Genome editing could lead to cure for sickle cell anaemia
15 May 2015
Professor Merlin Crossley and his team have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their production of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin...
Study: Solution to corrosive ocean mystery reveals future climate
14 May 2015
Researchers have discovered the cause of a highly corrosive deep-water current that once flowed through the North Atlantic Ocean, revealing important ramifications for the climate's sensitivity to...
Study: Dine with a light eater if you want to consume less
11 May 2015
How much food your dining companion eats can have a big influence on how much you consume, a UNSW-led study concludes.This psychological effect, known as social modelling, leads people to eat less...
Research: Best of both worlds to clean up pollution
8 May 2015
Combining two remediation approaches – the injection of pollution-eating microbes and the installation of a reactive iron barrier – could significantly speed up the degradation of toxic industrial...