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Nicky Phillips is a Science Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicky Phillips MOST women prefer taller men, but how many end up with a lofty lover and how many settle for their own Tom Cruise?
Nicky Phillips A pair of Melbourne astronomers have overturned a decade-old theory on how supermassive black holes grow and, in the process, identified the location of a missing population of medium-sized black...
Nicky Phillips Scientists have studied how inherent height preferences play out in real life.
Nicky Phillips NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is preparing to drill into the Martian surface for the first time.
Nicky Phillips LONG before Australia and India faced off on the cricket pitch, people from the subcontinent arrived on our shores and bred with Aborigines, scientists report.
Nicky Phillips Indian people may have arrived on Australian shores around 4000 years before Europeans colonised the continent, scientists report.
Nicky Phillips AT THE age of 17, Robert Brand spent his summer holidays in Sydney wiring video and audio connections for NASA to relay Apollo 11's images from the moon to the world.
Nicky Phillips Scientists have described how box jellyfish venom attacks cells, and have found that a type of zinc can slow its damaging effect in mice.
Nicky Phillips The beach front is starting to fill at Palm Cove in far north Queensland with enthusiastic eclipse watchers. Sunrise is due just after 5:30am (6:30 AEST).
Nicky Phillips Ian Frazer knows how to prevent and treat herpes - in mice. Next year, the prize-winning immunologist behind the cervical cancer vaccine will scrutinise clinical data to determine whether his vaccine...
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Nicky Phillips Scientists have found fossil evidence of the first animal to grow a set of pearly whites - a prehistoric fish that lived more than 380 million years ago.
Nicky Phillips AUSTRALIAN scientists have helped date what may be the world's oldest dental filling – in a tooth crowned with beeswax in a 6500-year-old human jaw.
Nicky Phillips After an eventful landing, Curiosity's first day on the red planet was a little more subdued.
Nicky Phillips This is about as good a view of Mars most people will ever see.
Nicky Phillips A fossil uncovered on a Melbourne beach belonged to a giant prehistoric bird with a five-metre wing span and serrated beak, scientists report.
Nicky Phillips LIFE can be tough for child stars; there's always a newer, younger, brighter one vying for the spotlight.
Nicky Phillips PROFESSIONAL rugby is Darwinism at its best. The Wallabies who take to the field for the semi-final against New Zealand will be some of the biggest and strongest in the sport's history.
Nicky Phillips The number and location of children born each day can, by and large, be mapped by the state of development of a particular country or region.
Nicky Phillips SCIENCE NOW there is another reason to put your dirty socks in the washing basket - their pungent smell could be attracting spiders.