University of New South Wales

Study finds trees not so large carbon sinks

The capacity of trees to counter rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere may not be as great as previously thought, according to a new study with significant implications for predicting future climate ...

Oct 27, 2010 3.7 / 5 (10) 24 | with audio podcast

Australian HIV numbers on the rise

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, according to data compiled by UNSW researchers.

Oct 19, 2010 not rated yet 0

New clues on how cancer spreads

Researchers have dramatically advanced medicine's understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by growth-enabling stromal cells when they travel in the bloodstream to new sites in the body.

Oct 12, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0

Can the past secure pygmy possum's future?

Australia's ancient past may provide vital clues about how to secure the future of one of Australia's most endangered animals, the charismatic mountain pygmy possum, according to leading palaeontologist Professor ...

Oct 08, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0

Navigating climate science

The idea that greenhouse gas emissions are warming Earth's atmosphere is one of the most certain concepts in natural science yet as the level of scientific certainty has grown, so has the level of public scepticism ...

Sep 20, 2010 3 / 5 (3) 0

Playboy males live fast, die young

(PhysOrg.com) -- Promiscuous males are so intent on pursuing sexual partners that they can neglect even essential tasks such as eating, says a new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Sep 03, 2010 3.8 / 5 (4) 0