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The missing block to build an all renewable grid
A new type of thermal storage material, housed in blocks like LEGO, could see coal-fired power stations converted to run entirely fossil-fuel free.
A tale of unlikely 'iso' pals
Meet the kindy kids and aged care residents in the Hunter region who, after months of written letters back and forth, found the COVID silver lining.
Be Gentle on Yourself
In 2018, Australian country music icon Melinda Schneider suddenly found herself in the paralysing grip of depression. She writes of her experience and how she hopes to help other Australians find their way back from the brink.
Op shop funding cancer breakthroughs
Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.
The greatest threat to Aboriginal Language
Identity. Belonging. Connection. Language grounds us. Dhanggati and Gumbayingirr man, Dr Ray Kelly, reflects upon the importance of Aboriginal Language to inter-cultural understanding and reconciliation.
University microplastics research in the United Nations spotlight
Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.
Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community
After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.
University of Newcastle VC Professor Alex Zelinsky formally takes over the reins as Chair of NUW Alliance
Media announcement by the NUW Alliance announcing University of Newcastle VC Professor Alex Zelinsky formally takes over the reins as Chair of NUW Alliance.
Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants
Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.
Muscling RNA polymerase off the DNA
Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria
University of Newcastle author wins major literary award
Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths is a free online course. Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make healthy eating decisions as you learn the science behind weight loss and dispel diet and nutrition myths.
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.
Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts
If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.