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16 September 2016

Contributions to student learning recognised

Five staff have been awarded national citations for their outstanding contributions to student learning. The Australian Awards for University Teaching recognise exceptional teaching practice and enhanced student outcomes.  

16 September 2016

Artificial sweeteners hit sour note with sketchy science

University of Sydney researchers have confirmed widespread bias in industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners, which is potentially misleading millions by overstating their health benefits.

16 September 2016

How to get liked and shared on Facebook: new research

A new study of the Facebook pages of 20 Australian public health agencies reveals that videos, celebrities, sports stars, emotional appeals and factual information generate greatest user-engagement, while techniques such as sponsorships and authority figures reduce user engagement.

16 September 2016

‘Starving’ black hole returns galaxy Mrk 1018 to the shadows

For the second time since it was first observed, a nearby galaxy with a black hole at its centre has mysteriously changed. In a new paper, a University of Sydney PhD student suggests the black hole is being starved of fuel.