The University of New South Wales, (UNSW) was established in 1949 is located in Kensington, a suburb of Sidney, New South Wales, Australia. Today, the university has over 45,000 undergraduate, post-graduate and professional students. UNSW has a reputation for excellence in science and technology and expanded its scope to include a Faculty of Medicine and a Faculty of Law. The Lowy Cancer Research Center currently in the works will be the first center in Australia to test clinical treatments including drug therapies for cancer patients. UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.
Bigger and brainier: did dingoes kill thylacines?
Direct attacks by introduced dingoes may have led to the extinction on the Australian mainland of the iconic marsupial predator, the thylacine, a new study suggests.
Male dolphins build complex teams for social success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Male dolphins not only form a series of complex alliances based on their close relatives and friends but these alliances also form a shifting mosaic of overlapping geographic ranges within in an open social ...
Herds of large treetop marsupials
Sheep-sized ancient relatives of modern-day wombats lived in Australias treetops 15 million years ago, according to new research led by Dr Karen Black from the University of New South Wales.
Changing climate can affect fish fertility
(Phys.org) -- Warmer water temperatures can greatly increase the reproductive capacity of the widely distributed pest fish species gambusia, or mosquito fish, a new study has found.
Hydraulic chamber tests fish survival
Australia's native fish could stand a better chance of survival when passing through hydropower turbines in major waterways thanks to an innovative mechanical chamber developed at UNSW, which is nominated for a top engineering ...
Sydney's urban areas to be hit hardest by global warming
Green spaces, trees and bodies of water are must-have design features for future development in Sydney's suburbs after researchers found that by 2050 global warming combined with Sydney's urban heat island effect could increase ...
Komodo dragon has 'pussycat' bite but plenty of punch
(PhysOrg.com) -- The worlds largest lizard the Komodo Dragon has an astonishingly weak bite, but a new study has revealed that the key to its killing power is a lethal combination of poison, brute strength, ...
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 in Nature Geoscience, ...
Archaeopteryx was first bird after all
(PhysOrg.com) -- The crown of the famous 150-million-year-old Archaeopteryx fossil as the first bird has been restored by a new evolutionary tree.
Komodo even more deadly than thought: Research
The carnivorous reptiles (Varanus komodoensis) are known to bite prey and release them, leaving them to bleed to death from their wounds: the victims are reported to go into shock before the dragons kill and eat them.