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Nothing to fear but fear itself

Fear and phobias are the most commonly reported mental disorders in Australia. A closer look at the psychophysiology of fear is expected to lead to better treatments for anxiety-related disorders.

Simulated salvage

Curtin researchers are digitally recreating the wrecks of the Australian HMAS Sydney II and German HSK Kormoran, in an ambitious project to preserve a dark day in Australia’s maritime history.

Tracing climate change

How do you measure the rate of climate change when we’ve already changed everything?

Listening for clues

Hydroacoustic research for monitoring marine animal behaviour has recently been appropriated for an entirely different purpose – the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

Following the fireballs

‘Fireballs in the Sky’ is inviting stargazers across Australia to contribute to a major project in planetary science.