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16 August 2021

#FreeBritney: do we have conservatorships in Australia?

Australian states have schemes analogous to US conservatorships and they're far from perfect, write Professor Cameron Stewart and Dr Linda Steele for The Conversation.
16 August 2021

Festival of Urbanism 2021

The Festival of Urbanism 2021 (13 - 24 September 2021) explores 'endangered' urbanism through a series of free, online panel discussions, films and podcasts that will focus on the existential threats facing urban environments from the global pandemic to social division, economic turmoil, and deepening climate risk.
12 August 2021

Students meet in person for first time on trip across India

After more than a year studying online from their homes across India, a group of fully vaccinated Engineering students finally met face-to-face on a trip along their country's east coast.

11 August 2021

Nine Sydney researchers awarded ARC Future Fellowships

University of Sydney researchers have been awarded more than $17m from the Australian Research Council to tackle challenges of national importance.
09 August 2021

Anxiety and alcohol program reaches youth via social media

New program reduces anxiety and problem drinking by reaching youth via digital media - where they spend much of their time

06 August 2021

$6m bequest for archaeology from former professor and curator

Archaeology professor, curator of the Nicholson Museum for 37 years and founder of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Professor Cambitoglou has bequeathed $6 million to the Institute.
05 August 2021

Solving solar puzzle could help save Earth from planet-wide blackouts

Could solar storms knock out the global internet? Yes, but we don't know when or how it could happen. Mathematician Dr Geoffrey Vasil has proposed a new understanding of the Sun's convection zone to help.
05 August 2021

How to predict a stock market bubble in real-time

A new method for identifying financial bubbles could help policymakers avert catastrophes like the burst of the 2007 housing bubble in the US. It is also applicable to traders, as it garners over 3 percent extra profit compared to a 'buy and hold' share investment strategy.
03 August 2021

Gathering Indigenous knowledge to replenish oyster reefs and country

Dramatic changes are affecting the Australian landscape with the search underway to deal with them in new ways. But what about the old ways of this country's Aboriginal peoples? Mitchell Gibbs plans to gather that knowledge.

03 August 2021

Dieting - why it's not really about calories, low fat, keto or paleo

Public enemy number one in the modern world is the weighing scale. Every diet has been tried, yet the kilos multiply and diabetes, heart disease are still prevalent. Is there something we're missing?