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

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

Monday, 30 March 2020

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

High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity

High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity

Friday, 27 March 2020

A new study, led by Jay Horvat, Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Newcastle and HMRI Australia, is the first to show a relationship between iron build up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.

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

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

Friday, 20 March 2020

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.

Massacre Map Presentations to Canberra Audiences

Massacre Map Presentations to Canberra Audiences

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Professor Lyndall Ryan, the leader of the team behind the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map has recently delivered several presentations in Canberra.

University Galleries Events | COVID-19 Update

University Galleries Events | COVID-19 Update

Thursday, 19 March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR UNIVERSITY GALLERIES EVENTS:

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority and in accordance with the latest Government advice regarding COVID-19, some student and community events have been cancelled or postponed.

Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alex Zelinsky officially launched the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to University staff today.

What causes an ice age to end?

What causes an ice age to end?

Monday, 16 March 2020

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.