University of New South Wales

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

Beer-barrel bacteria breathe toxic brew

University of New South Wales researchers have shown that they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater arising from PVC plastic production by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated ...

Aug 01, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Riding the design wave

Chris Fox’s first-hand experience of the risks associated with water sports led him to design a self-inflating life jacket, which has just won a coveted James Dyson Award.

Jul 28, 2011 2 / 5 (2) 0