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171215 scotts_doomed_antarctic_expedition_team_1
15 December 2017

The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by UNSW researcher Crhis Turney reveal a different story.

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11 December 2017

UNSW's 'Dr Rip', Associate Professor Rob Brander, is appearing in a new documentary airing this summer to help teach Australians how to avoid dangerous rips.

171207 7_marsupial_lion_illustration_by_peter_schouten_in_the_journal_of_systematic_palaeontology_1
7 December 2017

The discovery of a new species of marsupial lion in north-west Queensland provides important insight into what habitats were like in the past, writes Anna Gillespie.

171129 sydneyred_2
29 November 2017

Soil health and productivity is declining at unprecedented rates, but a new international scientific approach has been developed for avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation.

Researchers talking to people from Aitape in Papua New Guinea
26 October 2017

A UNSW-led geological analysis of the site where a 6000-year old human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 has revealed that the person most likely died in a catastrophic tsunami.

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18 October 2017

The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.

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12 October 2017

A review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that up to 90 per cent of these inundation events may have been due to storm activity instead.

171009 5_antarctic_national_library_1
9 October 2017

On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached. Disaster on the return”. A keenly anticipated, privately funded scientific venture “off the map” had turned to tragedy,...

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6 October 2017

Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe

171009 5_antarctic_national_library_1
5 October 2017

The 1912 death of Scott of the Antarctic and four companions has long been blamed on poor planning by Scott, but documents discovered by a UNSW researcher reveal a different story – and a possible cover up.

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