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12 November 2020

$2.82m donation brings new hope to those with chronic pain

A generous donation to the University of Sydney will enable research that could result in drug discovery, digital interventions and support for people with chronic pain - Australia's third most costly health condition.

12 November 2020

First conclusive evidence horses hurt by whips, whips don't aid jockeys

Two papes published in journal Animals lend support to a ban on whipping in horse racing. They respectively show that horses feel as much pain as humans would when whipped, and that the whip does not enhance race safety.
12 November 2020

Don't be a HASS-been, HSC leavers

If you are a year 12 student with a preference for humanities, don't change it. Invest in a future where you will be sustained by your passion for your work and where your skills will be valued contributions to the world.
12 November 2020

Same storm, different boats: a reflection on COVID-19 models

In March, a group of researchers from the Centre for Complex Systems modelled how varying rates of social distancing could affect the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across a very diverse Australian population.
12 November 2020

Why Australia shouldn't abandon international education

The proposition that Australia's public universities should retreat from the international education market, including China, and focus largely or even solely on domestic students is based on a "false binary", according to a new discussion paper.

12 November 2020

Track cockatoos, 'bin chickens' and brush-turkeys for science

Research scientists from the University of Sydney and Taronga Zoo have teamed up to produce an app that allows people to record the locations and behaviours native birds. They will use the data generated to further their knowledge of these species.