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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips An ancient sun-like star being circled by five Earth-sized planets has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
Nicky Phillips Not all flowers smell like roses, but a new plant discovered in the Blue Mountain's sprouts blooms that smell like rotting fish.
Nicky Phillips David* has lived with depression on and off since he was 19. At times over the past 15 years it has arrived without warning, whereas other episodes have been triggered by a stressful event.
Nicky Phillips Male praying mantids like big, bright butts, say Australian scientists.
Nicky Phillips Scientists can predict when and how crocodiles move through river systems at different times of the year, saying this information should be used to educate the public on how to behave around...
Nicky Phillips Women like a man who's good with his hands and most people appreciate a firm handshake.
Nicky Phillips The biggest Mount Vesuvius breakthrough since the plaster casts of Pompeii is unfurling.
Nicky Phillips The closure of Bondi Beach after a bull shark sighting on Friday was a timely reminder that while Australians flock to the beach in greater numbers, human encounters with the much-feared ocean...
Nicky Phillips Parents spending their holidays chasing over-excited children through a maze of hands-on experiments and quirky exhibits at their local science centre can take comfort in knowing it was more than a...
Nicky Phillips Australian scientists will mark the end of 2014 with the discovery of a new species of native marsupial living in the Northern Territory.
Nicky Phillips The country's leaders, top business advisers and science experts have approved a draft list of eight research priorities that will focus research and development effort on specific areas where...
Nicky Phillips Big and small-busted women the world over can rejoice. Australian engineers are developing a bra that tightens automatically when the wearer moves and relaxes when she is sitting or standing still.
Nicky Phillips and Bridie Smith A world-leading CSIRO chemist who was tipped to win a Nobel prize has been made redundant.
Nicky Phillips Australia's economy will suffer and job opportunities will be lost if the country doesn't lift its mediocre performance in science and innovation to compete with other developed nations.
Nicky Phillips and Conrad Walters Australians take pride in being a competitive nation. We relish our world-leading position in many fields of endeavour, but we are far from the podium in one important area.
Nicky Phillips Scientist sets challenge for year 7 girls.
Nicky Phillips A new medical treatment developed by an Australian researcher could increase the chances of patients surviving critical injuries sustained on the battlefield or in rural and remote locations.
Nicky Phillips An "incredible" sequence of images captured by the comet chaser Rosetta tracking the intial path of its lander, Philae, to the comet surface to make its first touchdown has been released.
Rosetta comet landing: Philae begins drilling in a race to unlock comet's secrets before batteries die
Nicky Phillips Comet lander Philae needs to complete its main mission in the next two days before its battery runs out.
Nicky Phillips The most important space mission since the moon landings will open a peephole on how planets – and maybe even life itself – formed.