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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips Taking fish oil tablets does not protect the brain against memory loss, according to the latest study into the benefits of omega-3 supplements.
Science is Golden podcast episode 3: How chemist Cyril Callister made Vegemite Australia's national spread
Nicky Phillips It was terrifically unpopular at its launch. But one man would not give up on it.
Nicky Phillips As the manager of Taronga Zoo's wildlife hospital, Libby Hall sees the devastating impact plastic can have on endangered sea turtles.
Nicky Phillips Sending out an SOS? Searching for love? This message in a bottle earned its finder a special prize.
Nicky Phillips This is the second episode of Fairfax Media's new podcast, Science is Golden
Nicky Phillips Medical researcher Dora Lush died in the most heroic of circumstances, but you've probably never heard of her.
Nicky Phillips Clyde Tombaugh was 24 when he confirmed the solar system had a ninth planet. Eighty-five years later, his will be the first human remains to leave the solar system if NASA's New Horizons space probe...
Nicky Phillips On Thursday morning NASA released what the world, especially the space science world, had been waiting for: an image from New Horizons' closest encounter with the dwarf planet on Tuesday evening.
Nicky Phillips Pluto may have been demoted from the big-planet table but on Wednesday, it was the dwarf planet's time in the spotlight.
Nicky Phillips A signal from the spacecraft no bigger than your fridge was received on Earth, confirming the probe had survived its flyby of Pluto on Tuesday night.
Nicky Phillips The mission to fly past Pluto is one of the most exciting explorations of our time, but it won't heal the lingering hurt about its lost planetary status.
Nicky Phillips While searching for baby lobsters, Australian researchers discovered something quite extraordinary off the coast of Sydney.
Nicky Phillips If you're wowed by the capabilities of Google Earth, prepared to be awed by a virtual tour beyond our home planet.
Nicky Phillips Harry Messel died this week, but he inspired generations of science lovers and practitioners.
Nicky Phillips After travelling nine years and almost 5.3 billion kilometres, a NASA spacecraft will have just one day up close with dwarf planet Pluto and its moons.
Nicky Phillips You may have seen internet whispers that life could be hiding on a distant comet. But despite the media hype, experts on these matters, including Australians, say it's very unlikely.
Nicky Phillips Sydney is in the box seat to watch a rare astronomical event on Wednesday night.
Nicky Phillips Spiders can sail across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor. It's the kind of discovery that makes arachnophobes quiver.
Nicky Phillips If the promise of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters doesn't convince you of the urgent need for the world to act on climate change, maybe this picture will.
Nicky Phillips It's taken drug companies more than a decade to come up with a female version of the "little blue pill", but by August women who've lost interest in sex may have access to their own version of viagra.