• Wake up sheeple

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      September 24, 2021

    Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion despite a flood of misinformation online.

  • The case for dedicated quarantine facilities

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 5, 2021

    The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria, and UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

  • Saving the mountain pygmy-possum

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      May 24, 2021

    The critically endangered Pygmy Mountain-possum will soon be bred and acclimatised to conditions in Lithgow with a view to releasing them into a temperate lowland environment.

  • Parliament needs a code of conduct with sanctions, not more inquiries into sexual harassment

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      March 3, 2021

    We already know what to do to stop sexual harassment from ruining lives and careers of women working at Parliament. We just need to do it.

  • Sea level data confirms climate modeling projections

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      February 17, 2021

    Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations.

  • Fish get a helping hand

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      December 24, 2020

    Engineers and scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with an ingenious way to get fish past dam walls, weirs and other barriers blocking their migration in Australian rivers.

  • Enjoy a COVID-free Christmas

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      December 4, 2020

    Christmas may not be cancelled, but it will certainly be different to any before, say leading COVID-19 experts. Despite the virtual eradication of the virus in this country, precautions over the holiday season will help prevent a resurgence.

  • How green hydrogen can become cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      October 12, 2020

    The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, according to a new analysis of production costs.

  • Face to face with reality

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      August 14, 2020

    Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.

  • There’s no returning to the pre-COVID-19 world

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 14, 2020

    COVID-19 has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic and its effects will cause a permanent shift in the way the world operates at every social, political and economic level.

  • Getting the cat back into the bag

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      May 29, 2020

    The Felixer, an autonomous device that can target and cull feral cats in the wild, could be key in rebuilding Australia’s decimated native animal populations.

  • Q&A – How the world is coping with COVID-19

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      April 10, 2020

    UNSW Sydney’s Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, an adviser to the World Health Organisation, says the world will never be the same again following the COVID-19 pandemic.