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

Dog brains in a spin

For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of domestic dogs is not only dramatically changing the way animals look but is also driving major changes in the canine brain.

Jul 28, 2010
4.9 / 5 (8) 5 | with audio podcast

Crocs and fish key to human evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists now know what may have helped fuel the evolution of the human brain two million years ago. Archeologists working in Kenya unearthed evidence that our human ancestors ate ...

Jun 01, 2010
4.5 / 5 (11) 72 | with audio podcast

The upside of feeling down

A chill wind chases you into the door of your local newsagent. Rain is drumming down outside. As you pay for your newspaper, you briefly notice a number of strange items on the checkout counter - a matchbox ...

Nov 09, 2009
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Nanotechnology gets a new light touch

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building the super-fast computers of the future has just become much easier thanks to an advance by Australian researchers that lets them grab hold of tiny electronics components and probe ...

Oct 02, 2009
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