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Nicky Phillips is a Science Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips Scientists have used caffeine to achieve a stem cell breakthrough that many researchers thought impossible but which could lead to new therapies for many crippling diseases.
Nicky Phillips Scientists have described for the first time how the brain can respond to damage in one area by forming complex new circuits in another brain region, away from the injured site.
Nicky Phillips Australian scientists have developed a breakthrough technique to read information stored on single atoms that will significantly improve the accuracy of future quantum computers.
Nicky Phillips Sydney engineers have established a technique to write and retrieve information on the nucleus of a single atom, a significant advance in the global race to build super-powerful quantum computers.
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips In late 2004, Sylwester Chyb was teaching at the prestigious Imperial College in England when the award-winning entomologist was presented with an exciting opportunity - becoming a molecular cell...
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips. Midway through last year, a loose alliance of disgruntled former staff - including some very prominent scientists - created a website called victimsofcsiro.
Nicky Phillips and Linton Besser Confidential reviews of the CSIRO by some of the world's most accomplished scientists show that the once great institution is now unable to act in the best interests of advancing research.
Nicky Phillips and Linton Besser Publish or perish.
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips Global drug giant Novartis has begun an ''internal investigation'' into a five-year deal it signed with a CSIRO spin-off company to buy an anti-counterfeit technology that the CSIRO and its partner...
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips Global drug giant Novartis has confirmed it has begun an "internal investigation" into a five-year deal it signed with a CSIRO spin-off company to buy an anti-counterfeit technology which the CSIRO...
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips DataDot Technology Ltd, a partner company to the CSIRO, has been placed in a trading halt by the Australian Securities Exchange after a Herald investigation revealed it and the country's peak...
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips Things had not been going well for DataTraceDNA until a glimmer of hope appeared in 2006.
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips The CSIRO has duped one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies into buying anti-counterfeit technology that could be easily compromised - passing off cheap chemicals it had bought from China...
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips The CSIRO has duped one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies into buying anti-counterfeit technology which could be easily compromised - passing off cheap chemicals it had bought from...
Nicky Phillips Few people can say they have driven a rover on Mars, but Jasmin Ramage, a year 10 student from Armidale, has come close.
Nicky Phillips Five science stars you should know.
Nicky Phillips There is no evidence that microwave exposure causes, or promotes, cancer.
Nicky Phillips Over the past two centuries, modern science has charted vast quantities of our solar system and constructed detailed models of the invisible particles that make up the world's matter.
Nicky Phillips President Barack Obama announces ''Brain Initiative'', a bold new plan - with $100 million initial funding - to conquer the human body's most mysterious frontier.
Nicky Phillips For more than 3 billion years since single-cell organisms first appeared on the planet, life has evolved in one direction only. When a plant or animal becomes extinct, there is no coming back.