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29 March 2016

Reflecting on keepsakes helps seniors stave off loneliness

Socially isolated seniors in regional New South Wales will explore the meaning of the precious objects in their lives as part of a new project run by the University of Sydney Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE).

25 March 2016

Paid parental leave increases fertility intentions

More than five years after Australia's PPL scheme was introduced a new study suggests it has a 'bonus effect' on fertility intentions.

24 March 2016

Have we hit peak chocolate?

In the lead up to Easter, experts from the University of Sydney take a look at the state of the cocoa industry to discuss where chocolate comes from (and if the supply is running out).

24 March 2016

Why US elections are ranked worst among Western democracies

America is not a shining example for developing democracies, writes Professor Pippa Norris.

23 March 2016

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

For the first time, researchers have revealed that progressive resistance exercise (high intensity strength training) and computerised cognitive training (brain training) produce unique changes in the brain that help explain their therapeutic value.

23 March 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellows launch academic careers

A unique accelerator program aimed at kick-starting the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics at the University of Sydney is now underway, with five inaugural fellows embarking on cutting-edge research.

22 March 2016

High Court unlikely to strike down voting laws

The new Senate voting laws allow people to vote in a manner that reflects their genuine choices, writes Professor Anne Twomey.

22 March 2016

Biological factors predict which viruses will cause human epidemics

The identification of biological factors that predict which viruses are most likely to spread among humans could help prevent and contain outbreaks, a study in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.

22 March 2016

University of Sydney excels in latest QS Rankings

The University of Sydney has cemented its position as a global leader in research and educational excellence in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

22 March 2016

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security

An international team of researchers has made a breakthrough in generating single photons – the single quanta of light particles – as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The findings are set to revolutionise cybersecurity, along with advancing quantum computing.