• Patents from the machine

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      June 1, 2022

    The day is coming – some say has already arrived – when artificial intelligence starts to invent things that its human creators could not. But our laws are lagging behind this technology, UNSW experts say.

  • Cutting the toll of migrant beach drownings

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      January 27, 2022

    Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings at the nation’s beaches are to be reduced.

  • Why the seas will keep rising

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      November 17, 2021

    The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.

  • Marine heatwaves affect people too

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      October 23, 2021

    Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.

  • 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.