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Nicky Phillips is a Science Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips Not many people can attract a decent-sized crowd to present what is essentially a maths lesson.
Nicky Phillips Not many people can attract a decent sized crowd to give what is essentially a maths lesson.
Nicky Phillips Russian scientists claim they have extracted blood from a woolly mammoth buried in Siberia, a discovery they hope will aid their attempt to revive the extinct species.
Nicky Phillips Columbus (01) prefers Mosman, while Pina Colada (05) is a regular on the balconies of Potts Point. A true north shore type, Burt (09), has never been spotted south of the bridge.
Nicky Phillips They are the tiniest of creatures but a team of international scientists plan to cross an ocean to study them.
Nicky Phillips Brushing an infant's teeth can be a challenge, but it's nothing compared with tending the fangs of a small bear.
Nicky Phillips Endangered species experts plan to save the mountain pygmy possum from becoming the continent's first climate-change victim.
Nicky Phillips In what may be considered an early Easter miracle, an extinct species of native frog has begun its rise from the dead.
Nicky Phillips Bird feathers appear to be simplistic structures, but a catalogue of chemicals and environmental contaminants resides deep inside them, scientists report.
Nicky Phillips Buried beneath a dirt road in the middle of the state's central tablelands lie thousands of our ancestors.
Nicky Phillips They arrived by sea, probably stowed in the hold of a cargo ship, and like any invader advanced their territory through a combination of stealth and stamina.
Nicky Phillips THE first complete ice cores drilled from the Greenland ice sheet that extend back more than 120,000 years to the Earth’s last great warming period reveal the ice sheet experienced surface...
Nicky Phillips THE rats never stood a chance.
Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips The higher the temperature rises, the more desperately scientists search for a solution. Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips report on some of the unusual ideas being considered to...
Adam Morton, Ben Cubby, Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips The average global temperature, for night and day, is now 19 degrees. If that doesn't sound much, consider it this way: an average day on Earth is 35 per cent hotter than it was during the 20th...
Nicky Phillips AS FAMILY traditions go, the bizarre feeding rituals of bottlenose dolphins in a remote bay off Western Australia have stood the test of time.
Nicky Phillips, Stephanie Gardner THE state's emergency services were preparing for an increase in calls for help as damaging winds and heavy rain were expected along the south coast, southern tablelands and Snowy Mountains.
Nicky Phillips THE number of feral carp in some NSW rivers has exploded by up to 4000 per cent in the past two years, say fisheries experts, who are expecting a further incursion of the pest as juveniles reach...
Nicky Phillips In 1969, the veteran TV journalist Bob Raymond produced a documentary, Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef.
Nicky Phillips Half the Great Barrier Reef's coral has disappeared in the past 27 years and less than a quarter could be left within a decade unless action is taken, a landmark study has found.