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25 January 2021

How much is news worth to Google and Facebook?

Are Google and Facebook really prepared to pull services from their Australian users rather than hand over some money to publishers under the bargaining code? Associate Professor Tim Dwyer explains.
22 January 2021

What you need to know about hydrogen energy

Australia is well-placed to develop a booming hydrogen economy and export market. But experts say there are several challenges that must be met in order for a wide-scale uptake and national rollout to happen.
21 January 2021

Chemical researchers develop "green" ammonia

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.
21 January 2021

Migrant teachers offered path to Australian accreditation

Teachers with overseas qualifications and years of experience can now fast-track their accreditation into Australian schools with a bridging course developed by University of Sydney.
21 January 2021

Do antidepressants help back pain and osteoarthritis?

Back pain and knee osteoarthritis affect millions of people globally and are leading causes of disability. When first-line pain medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen fail to improve symptoms, many people are prescribed antidepressants for their pain.
19 January 2021

What's the most effective way to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine?

Researchers compared different vaccines and vaccination strategies using game theory and network analysis, arriving at several scenarios which could be used to influence vaccine policy in Australia and globally.
19 January 2021

19th century start-ups

A photographic exhibition at the new Chau Chak Wing Museum draws on the University's historic photography collection to delve into the heyday of commercial studio photography.
19 January 2021

Bzzz, slap! How to treat insect bites

Top tips on how to treat insect bites (home remedies included) by University of Sydney expert Dr Cameron Webb.
19 January 2021

New method to assist fast-tracking of vaccines for pre-clinical tests

With COVID-19 dominating medical science and human concern, our chemists have developed a method to quickly and safely synthesise protein vaccines for respiratory diseases for pre-clinical tests.
19 January 2021

Why you should desex your cat before puberty

New research finds Australia is doing well in the desexing arena. But the age of desexing needs to be brought forward from six months to four months to close a "pregnancy gap" and prevent unwanted litters of kittens.