2016 was another amazing year of discoveries, world-firsts and prize wins for the sciences at the University of Sydney. Here are some of the true highlights.
One in four adolescents from disadvantaged regions of New South Wales engage in an hour per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside the school setting, new research reveals.
Urban geographer Kurt Iveson provides insights into the policy hotspot of public space in this final podcast series for 2016, describing a new policing project and analysing the impact of Pokémon GO on the city.
At the end of this first year of university, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) student William Zhou looks back on his experiences.
Studying a science course has never been more important and choosing where to do it can be tough choice. Here's why we think you should join us at the University of Sydney.
No, I'm not here to remind you that 'your ATAR is just a number', writes Simone Armstrong for the Huffington Post Australia.
The unique employment program is a partnership between the Westpac Group and the Group of Eight Universities.
A University of Sydney student and composer, Cyrus Meurant, has collaborated with an Australian aged-care facility on a unique recording project that will be music to the ears of dementia sufferers.
The festive season can be hazardous for companion animals so we need to take precautions to keep them healthy and happy. Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science tells us the major things to be aware of this summer.
From Antarctica to Amsterdam, many of our researchers will be delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites and collaborating with international peers during the teaching break.
Nature findings will improve understanding of decision-making, as global demographics shift toward an aged population.
Fears of outbreaks of Zika and dengue due to Australian travellers visiting affected countries this summer.
University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.
Confidence is key when motivating young people to change their diet and exercise habits, new research from the University of Sydney shows.
An international team has created a harder-than-diamond Lonsdaleite diamond - usually found at the site of meteoric impacts. Unlike cubic diamonds, the hexagonal creation is more likely to be used in manufacturing.
Insider trading is not a victimless crime. In the wake of the Senate inquiry into financial crime, Dr Juliette Overland from the Business School explains why we need strict penalties.
The University of Sydney hosted 60 high school students as part of the UN Youth Australia’s Evatt Trophy debating finals and conference last week.
A collaborative University of Sydney project investigates the effects of devolved public secondary schools in NSW, WA, and Sweden.
A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbour the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox.
Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists, writes Raphael Lataster.