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Study: Previous sexual partner can influence another male’s offspring
2 October 2014
Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother’s previous sexual partner – in flies at least.This confronting idea...
Study: Erectile dysfunction drugs could affect vision
1 October 2014
Sildenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra®, could cause unusual visual responses in people who carry a common mutation for eye disease and may have long-term...
Study: Handprint of human-caused climate change in Australia
30 September 2014
Australia's hottest year on record in 2013, along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year, was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused...
Book: Code-breaking in the Pacific
29 September 2014
A new book tracing the history of Allied code-breaking against the Japanese in World War II, co-authored by Dr Peter Donovan of the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics, has been released this...
Art: Science and art combine to transform a microscopic world
25 September 2014
The electron microscope image appears to be of a normal ant until you suddenly spot the hexagonal pattern of holes drilled into the dead insect’s body.In another image taken by artist Stephanie...
Conference: Addicted to growth - moving to a steady state economy
24 September 2014
Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and business will gather at UNSW for a public forum on sustainable development next week.The 2014 Fenner Conference on the...
Study: Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems
22 September 2014
The tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the...
Analysis: Can you train your brain to eat healthy foods?
22 September 2014
The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are...