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Woman sitting on the couch with glass of red wine

News • 30 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: it’s tempting to drink your worries away but there are healthier ways to manage stress and keep your drinking in check

Stress and boredom might see us drinking more alcohol at home in the coming weeks and months. But there are alternatives.

A red sky an thick smoke across a road in Mallacoota, Victoria

News • 30 Mar 2020

OPINION: The human cost - psychological impact of the bushfires

By Associate Professor Lynne McCormack from the School of Psychology.

News • 20 Mar 2020

You ripper!… how you open your packets is generating tiny microplastics

New research led by Dr Cheng Fang from the Global Centre of Environmental Remediation has revealed opening plastic packaging, such as plastic bags, chip packets and bottles, is creating tiny microplastics we might be consuming every day.

The team combined data from Italian stalagmites with information from ocean sediments drilled off the coast of Portugal. Image: Linda Tegg

News • 16 Mar 2020

What causes an ice age to end?

New research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values.

$1 million food facilities unveiled at Ourimbah

News • 16 Mar 2020

$1 million food facilities unveiled at Ourimbah

The Faculty of Science has opened new $1 million kitchen and laboratory facilities at the University’s Central Coast campus, in a move applauded by the local industry and community.

Photo of Dr Bonnie McBain

News • 16 Mar 2020

Arming students with the skills to tackle ‘wicked’ issues

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Dr Bonnie McBain, shares how she is arming her students with the skills for tackling the big challenges of our time.

Cover of Nature magazine, where the findings were published.

News • 6 Mar 2020

Sequencing of 2,600 tumours unearths cancer's genetic secrets

Unprecedented exploration discovers causes of previously unexplained cancers, locates cancer-causing events and has zeroed in on mechanisms of development.

Wind turbines on grassy hill

News • 6 Mar 2020

Rounding up guidelines for lawless land of batteries

Climate crisis solutions are underpinned by calls for efficient use and storage of renewable energy sources. While batteries plays a key role in this debate, a review of over 230 papers shows the lack of standard measurements means we struggle to know which is best.

Emeritus Professor Pat Michie

News • 28 Feb 2020

ACNS Lifetime Contribution awarded to Patricia Michie

School of Psychology Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie has been awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award by the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society, reinforcing the significant mark she has left on the field of psychology.

Coastal and Marine Science student underwater

News • 27 Feb 2020

Coastal and Marine Science degree launch makes a splash

A new Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science has been met by enthusiasm from prospective students, in what Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Professor Lee Smith said highlighted the need to "help combat global issues."

News • 11 Feb 2020

Nurturing the next generation of women in STEMM

Science and gender equity are taking equal precedence across the world today, as support mobilises for the United Nation’s 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

News • 18 Dec 2019

Disadvantaged students set to benefit from research grant focussed on mental health

More than $480,000 has been awarded to explore new ways to improve the mental well-being of university students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.