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11 January 2016

Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills

Australian researchers have found chromium is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, with increased risk associated with taking the nutritional supplement in high doses or in the long term.

06 January 2016

Researchers stop threatened lizards eating toxic cane toads

University of Sydney researchers have taught free-ranging goannas to avoid eating poisonous cane toads about to invade their study area – a floodplain in the remote Kimberley wilderness in Western Australia.

06 January 2016

Sydney student on Forbes '30 Under 30' list

A University of Sydney student has been recognised as a global leader in law and policy in this year’s Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list.

05 January 2016

Why now is the best time to go on a diet, or the science of post-holiday weight loss

Understanding the body's responses to excess energy intake could give you the edge for a successful New Year's resolution, says Associate Professor Amanda Salis.

05 January 2016

Manage forests to help limit bushfire disasters

Reflecting on the loss of a home in Victoria Professor Mark Adams believes the surrounding forest could be better managed. 

05 January 2016

Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars

A group of astronomers led by the University of Sydney has discovered strong magnetic fields are common in stars, not rare as previously thought, which will dramatically impact our understanding of how stars evolve. The findings could potentially lead to a better understanding of the Sun’s magnetic cycle, which is known to affect communication systems and cloud cover on Earth.  

04 January 2016

Joking your way to the top: why laughter is the best medicine for stressed executives

It may be precisely through humour that employees are able to do their work, argues Dr Jane Lê.

04 January 2016

Should I throw away food once a fly has landed on it?

When it comes to passing on pathogens it’s not necessarily the fly itself but where it’s come from that matters, says Dr Cameron Webb.

04 January 2016

We should shout about this historic language win

The new framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in the national curriculum has been released without fanfare, writes Professor Jakelin Troy.

04 January 2016

Coding is cool this summer

100 year 11 and 12 students are participating in an intensive coding summer course this week at the University of Sydney.