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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips Spare a thought for the males of the rainforest tree that can no longer spread their seed. Without help, the hairy quandong faces a barren future.
Nicky Phillips People are not the only residents living large in the eastern suburbs - spiders at Tamarama Beach are fatter and more fertile than their rural counterparts.
Nicky Phillips In an environment most people struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air of the Tibetan Plateau and now an international study has uncovered one mechanism their bodies use to cope at high...
Nicky Phillips Medical researchers have identified the immune cell responsible for disfiguring hair loss in people with a common auto-immune disease, alopecia areata, a condition that causes significant emotional...
Nicky Phillips, Bridie Smith and Phillip Thomson The CSIRO will cut the number of infectious disease researchers at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, the country’s only facility capable of working with live samples of some...
Nicky Phillips The curse cast upon those who disturb an ancient Egyptian mummy may be a legend, but at times it felt very real to Sydney Egyptologist Jana Jones.
Nicky Phillips Australian researchers will attempt to recover DNA from the bones of several extinct mammals they helped uncover at the bottom of a cave in the US.
Nicky Phillips Whales, it seems, just do not want to listen. Even when it is for their own good.
Nicky Phillips If young scientists had the celebrity status of movie stars, cancer researcher Ross Hamilton would be idolised like Zac Efron.
Nicky Phillips It will come as no surprise that politicians like to stretch the truth or cherry-pick evidence to support their point or policy.
Nicky Phillips After more than ten-years travelling 6.4-billion kilometres on a road trip around the solar system, the spacecraft Rosetta has 'arrived' at its destination, a distant comet named...
Nicky Phillips The first woman and the first Australian to lead a NASA team that will search for life on Mars has criticised the Australian government's decision to slash its science budget, calling the funding...
Nicky Phillips In heart disease, the same stuff that makes snot green finds its way into the body’s arteries, making their walls sticky and prone to damage.
Nicky Phillips Since antiquity, society has obsessed over the visible signs of growing old – wrinkles, grey hair and saggy skin, but there’s a more important condition of ageing, one that’s...
Nicky Phillips On the face of it, theoretical physics and elite diving appear to have little in common, but theories from one are being used to improve the other.
Nicky Phillips and Bridie Smith Australian universities and research institutes have joined forces to devise a national program to correct the severe under-representation of women in senior positions in the scientific workforce.
Nicky Phillips The secret to anti-ageing does not come in an expensive bottle of face cream but with regular sleep, exercise and a balanced diet.
Bridie Smith and Nicky Phillips Ever heard of Dora Lush? She was an Australian microbiologist working in the 1940s on developing a vaccine for a deadly disease known as scrub typhus.
Nicky Phillips, Bridie Smith Ever heard of Dora Lush? She was an Australian microbiologist working in the 1940s on developing a vaccine for a deadly disease known as scrub typhus.
Nicky Phillips Landing on a comet was never going to be easy. But the European Space Agency’s attempt to land the first spacecraft on a distant ball of ice just got more complicated.