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20 April 2020

ARC Linkage Projects success for Sydney researchers

University of Sydney projects have been awarded more than $2 million in funding in the latest rounds of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects outcomes.
17 April 2020

Conflict to conservation: how guerrilla fighters became environmentalists

They were guerrilla fighters in a lengthy civil war. Now they're protecting Colombia's pristine, richly biodiverse jungles and ecosystems. Jaime Gongora is helping them win the battle and build themselves new lives.
17 April 2020

Breaking news and political precedent in Malaysia

As Australia grapples with issues around freedom of the press, Malaysia has made real progress. It is now rated as the most journalistically free nation in the Southeast Asian region. Premesh Chandran helped power that liberation and is using it as a tool for change.
16 April 2020

Statement from Prof Edward Holmes on the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Unfounded speculation on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has prompted the following statement from Professor Holmes, who was involved in mapping the genome of the virus.
15 April 2020

Volunteer program helps teenagers develop emotional intelligence

Being a teenager is more complicated than it's ever been. With so much cultural white noise, many young people fail to learn key life skills or recognise the positive qualities within themselves. Founded by psychology graduates, The Helmsman Project aims to put them back on an even keel.
15 April 2020

Sydney researchers develop NSW COVID-19 hotspot database

By pinpointing COVID-19 cases by postcode and socio-economic status, the researchers hope to enable the government to easily identify areas at risk of greater community transmission, as well as relax quarantine measures on a postcode-by-postcode basis.
15 April 2020

Bringing back the colour to ancient Egyptian coffins

Uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt used to involve a shovel, a gentle brush, and endless patience. Things have changed. Now archaeologists are using some of the most advanced technologies available.
15 April 2020

Capped Uber and taxi fares to boost public transport: new survey

Around half of all people living in major Australian cities would abandon their private cars if they could travel up to five kilometres to a public transport hub by Uber and taxi for a capped fare of $5, according to a survey by the University of Sydney Business School.
14 April 2020

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

Data taken over 12 years from rivers, lakes, lagoons and creeks along the entire coast of New South Wales show an increase in temperature and acidity, raising concerns for biodiversity and aquaculture.
14 April 2020

Climate change and the collapse of Angkor Wat

Built using a thousand elephants and 300,000 labourers, the opulent temple city of Angkor has been near-deserted for centuries, yet its grandeur and mystery now attract a million visitors each year. The question is, why was it deserted at all? An answer is finally emerging.