Stories from The University of Newcastle

Deadly in the Water

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Deadly in the Water

by Gemma Wolk

How the story of the Irukandji carried Jasmine Miikika Craciun's talents from the rippling shores of Newcastle to the Olympic waves of Japan.

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Mother Tongue
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Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Mother Tongue

by Rosemarie Milsom

People in the Hunter and around the country are using a unique community program to keep Indigenous languages alive.

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Welcome to Hippocampus

Welcome to Hippocampus

What's in a name?

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Reasonable doubt shines new light on injustice

Business, Law and Politics 10 min read

Reasonable doubt shines new light on injustice

by Gemma Wolk

Across Australia, hundreds of cold cases lie unsolved. And yet, the family and friends of victims remain frozen in time without answers. So, who fights for justice when the world has moved on?

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A leap of faith
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Environment 13 min read

A leap of faith

by Rosemarie Milsom

Citizen scientists are teaming up with University of Newcastle researchers leading Australia’s effort to prevent the extinction of precious amphibians.

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Tackling concussion
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Health and Wellbeing 13 min read

Tackling concussion

by Rosemarie Milsom

A game-changing collaboration aimed at reducing the risk of concussion in sport is set to transform the way footy is played.

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The next big thing in energy that’s already here – Hydrogen

Science and Technology 10 min read

The next big thing in energy that’s already here – Hydrogen

by Sheena Martin

Greenest ride? Why this hydrogen fuel produced from thin air and sunshine is sure to rev you up.

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Indigenous history grounds new Australians

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

by Gemma Wolk

How a virtual glimpse into the world's oldest civilisation changed the course of one refugee's journey.

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A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

Health and Wellbeing 11 min read

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

by Carmen Swadling

Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.

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The planet’s most useful poo?

Environment 6 min read

The planet’s most useful poo?

by Gemma Wolk

Deep beneath the sea's briny surface lies a funny little critter whose digestive pyrotechnics are so immense that they are literally reshaping the ocean floor.

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The op-shop funding global cancer research

Our Communities 7 min read

The op-shop funding global cancer research

by Gemma Wolk

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.

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Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations

Science and Technology 13 min read

Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations

by Anita Harvey

“It was really scary – anyone would feel the same, especially when you’re living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific.”

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Who owns the rights to your tattoo?

Business, Law and Politics 7 min read

Who owns the rights to your tattoo?

by Dr Marie Hadley

Think it's you? Think again. If you're getting inked, make time to read the legal ink.

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The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

Health and Wellbeing 10 min read

The sperm discovery that’s set to both create and save lives

by Joe Frost

Aiding cancer research and helping to solve major issues with male fertility? It’s all in a day’s work for the humble sperm.

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