University of New South Wales

How Twitter fought the floods

Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during emergencies, a study into social networking during last year’s Queensland floods has found.

Jan 11, 2012 not rated yet 0

Plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica

Plunge in CO2 put the freeze on AntarcticaAtmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago, according to a new study. The finding helps solv ...

Dec 01, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 24 | with audio podcast

Of mice and men

(PhysOrg.com) -- How have humans and mice changed since we diverged about 75 million years ago from a small, furry common ancestor? Apart from the obvious, of course.

Nov 02, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Greenhouse gases to overpower ozone hole

(PhysOrg.com) -- One set of human-created gases is starting to relinquish its hold on Antarctic climate as another group of emissions produced by human activity is starting to take hold, according to a paper ...

Nov 02, 2011 4.2 / 5 (15) 14 | with audio podcast

Sydney river an 'open sewer'

One of Sydney’s major urban waterways – the Cooks River – is at times an "open sewer" carrying effluent containing pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, researchers have found, sparking calls ...

Oct 24, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0