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20 November 2015

Study heats up debate about electric fans

A study by the University of Sydney reveals electric fans can help prevent heat-related illness during heatwaves, contrary to public health authorities' claims that fans are dangerous when the mercury rises above 35 degrees Celsius.

20 November 2015

'Rat vision' may give humans best sight of all

Humans have the best visual capacity because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to spot danger quickly, a study led by the University of Sydney has found.

20 November 2015

Paris attacks: France and the world should answer terror with liberty

Australia is following France's lead in rushing to assume the need for new laws. But cooler heads should prevail until we know more, writes Ben Saul.

20 November 2015

The mystery of Macbeth's macabre opening scene

Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English offers insight into the witchcraft and superstitions of Shakespeare's times.

19 November 2015

Why we need evidence for alternative medicines for weight loss

As Australia's fastest growing group of medications, we urgently need to investigate the use of complementary medicines for weight loss, argues Dr Nicholas Fuller.

19 November 2015

Forming planet observed for first time

Scientists from the University of Sydney and the United States have captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making.

18 November 2015

Freedom Ride named NSW Best Community Event

The 50th anniversary re-enactment of one of Australia's most significant civil rights events has been recognised among Australia's best events.

18 November 2015

Coming to Australia: Rare travel artefacts on display

A unique collection of travel diaries, journals and paintings from colonial journeys to Australia, some dating back almost 200 years, is on display for the first time at the University of Sydney. 

17 November 2015

Reluctance to blame Islamic State for Paris attacks plays into its hand

The hypocrisy of the West is not to blame for terrorist attacks but thinking that way strengthens Islamic State's hold on the narrative, writes Hussain Nadim.

17 November 2015

Scholarship recipient plans to help Pacific nations develop

Samantha Cook, a lawyer specialising in cross-border and international business transactions, has been awarded the $60,000 BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship.