University of New South Wales

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 ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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 ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Secrets of insect flight revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are one step closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the manoeuvrability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.

dateSep 17, 2009 in Engineering
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Anti-psychotic drugs could help fight cancer

The observation that people taking medication for schizophrenia have lower cancer rates than other people has prompted new research revealing that anti-psychotic drugs could help treat some major cancers.

dateAug 12, 2009 in Cancer
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Bizarre walking bat has ancient heritage

A bizarre New Zealand bat that is as much at home walking four-legged on the ground as winging through the air had an Australian ancestor 20 million years ago with the same rare ability, a new study has found.

dateJul 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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