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02 November 2017

Black Lives Matter founders to accept Sydney Peace Prize

Movement founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are accepting the 2017 City of Sydney Peace Prize at a ceremony in Sydney's Town Hall.

02 November 2017

From quantum physicist to CEO: how Michael Biercuk started Q-Ctrl

Quantum computers face roadblocks in development due to qubit instability. With backing from CSIRO and venture capital, Q-Ctrl will develop the firmware to stabilise the quantum revolution.

01 November 2017

$1.4 million from home sale supports astrophysics

Professor Dick Hunstead and his wife Penny have used $1.4 million from the sale of their home in Newport to support the next generation of young astrophysicists. 

01 November 2017

Chickpeas: the wonder crop to boost the northern economy

Chickpeas have many positive impacts on farmers, the economy and the environment. With further research these crops could increase Australia's export trade, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut farming costs. 

01 November 2017

Feral cats, foxes a greater threat in Outback than climate change

A study of changing rainfall and bushfire patterns has found - in addition to a likely decrease in cover of the dominant plant spinifex - feral animals pose a major threat to seed-eating rodents in central Australia.

01 November 2017

Why environmental hazards hit disadvantaged communities hardest

Australia's national energy crisis is forcing disadvantaged families to make impossible decisions. International experts will gather at the University of Sydney to discuss other challenges to achieving environmental justice.

01 November 2017

Conservatorium head elected to global council for music education

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Head of School and Dean Professor Anna Reid has been elected to a global leadership council for music education to promote the exchange and development of music in countries and cultures across the world.

01 November 2017

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic 

Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney.

31 October 2017

Research pinpoints powerful biomarker of Multiple Sclerosis

University of Sydney research in Nature Scientific Reports has found unique molecules in the blood of MS patients could lead to the development of a definitive biomarker diagnosis.

31 October 2017

Preterm babies' lives saved by clamping umbilical cord later

Wait a minute! Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately University of Sydney research finds.