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19 October 2018

The extinction of one of Australia’s top predators, Thylacoleo carnifex – aka the marsupial lion

15 October 2018

During our evolutionary history, what biological elements played a key role in giving us the ability to be musical?

12 October 2018

Dr Ben Shaw has begun an archaeological project in the stunning islands of the Milne Bay Province, otherwise known as the Massim cultural region.

2 October 2018

As climate extremes mount, let's reflect on Victorian London's 'Great Stink' sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.

22 August 2018

Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study.

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8 August 2018

Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa.

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2 August 2018

UNSW Sydney’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences performed strongly in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018: Earth Sciences moved up to 40th in the world, up from 51-75 in 2017; Geography...

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1 August 2018

New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.

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17 July 2018

A manifesto from 23 researchers challenges old models, and outlines the major new directions archaeology should follow to solve the puzzling origins of modern humans.

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12 July 2018

Researchers seeking answers to the cause of a sudden rise in atmospheric CO2 in a period of less than 100 years about 16,000 years ago have revealed in Nature Communications how stronger westerly winds in the Southern Ocean could be the cause....