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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips Google's mapping technologies quite literally open our eyes to whole world. With the click of a mouse, you can zoom from a view of the world to a view of a country, then a city, a street, even a...
Nicky Phillips Australian researchers have made a significant discovery that may lead to a new form of aggressive breast cancer treatment.
Nicky Phillips The three little pigs were rightly outraged when the wolf blew down their houses, but that's nothing compared to the havoc some supermassive black holes wreak on their host galaxies.
Nicky Phillips The world's most recognisable living scientist will address an audience at the Sydney Opera House in April.
Nicky Phillips and Gareth Hutchens The significant contribution of science to Australia's economy has been measured for the first time in a landmark report that warns economic growth could fall dramatically without strong commitment...
Nicky Phillips A new technique has turned archaeology on its head, unearthing the oldest known ancient Roman fort without a sod being turned.
Nicky Phillips The country's national medical research funding agency will require research institutions to introduce gender equality policies such as equal pay, support for childcare and mentorships or risk their...
Nicky Phillips Research has found a child's early maths skill predicts their later achievement in the area, Nicky Phillips reports.
Nicky Phillips French scientists have brought the movie Inception to life, successfully implanting false memories in a radical experiment.
Nicky Phillips Parents who shower their child with too much praise, making them feel superior to others, may be cultivating a narcissist, research suggests.
Nicky Phillips A search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 last year, has revealed a lot about the Indian Ocean.
Nicky Phillips It's just a single row of teeth, but a primitive jawbone has given archaeologists much to chew on. The fossil appears to belong to the oldest known member of the human family.
Nicky Phillips Australia's research community has implored Tony Abbott to deliver the $150 million he promised to a group of world-class research facilities in the last federal budget, warning many facilities are...
Nicky Phillips Forget all the images you've seen in adult films and the 'lifelike' drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide as to what constitutes an average penis size - and hopefully...
Nicky Phillips Tumours are a lot like earthquakes. No two are the same, and just as quakes occur mostly along fault lines, scientists have discovered that tumours also have unstable regions hidden inside their...
Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy Julie Cini had never heard of spinal muscular atrophy before her daughter Montanna was born, limp and floppy from the mostly fatal muscle wasting disease.
Nicky Phillips Love is supposed to conquer all. One day it may save you from those embarrassing antics after a few too many alcoholic drinks.
Nicky Phillips If you've ever wondered what ants do when nature calls - wonder no more.
Nicky Phillips Ask any Australian to name a few homegrown inventions and the list usually includes Wi-Fi, the Hills hoist, Aeroguard and the black box.