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10 May 2022

First comprehensive study reveals why Australians take medicinal cannabis

Of the 248,000 scripts approved for Australians since the inception of the national medicinal cannabis scheme in 2016, many related to conditions for which the drug has limited evidence of efficacy, a new University of Sydney study shows.
09 May 2022

How food choices can help the planet

A new book published by researchers at the University of Sydney and Curtin University explores how global food production and consumption are impacting the environment and contributing to emissions, offering a positive, sustainable way forward.
03 May 2022

Successful test launch a giant leap for rocketry team

The University's rocketry team have successfully launched their rocket, Bluewren, ahead of a prestigious international student rocketry competition held annually in the United States.
03 May 2022

Telescope dons 'sunglasses' to find brightest ever pulsar

A pulsar star, 10 times brighter than any other discovered outside our Galaxy, has been found by a University of Sydney-led team.
02 May 2022

Sensor bracelet designed to give back control to hand-impaired

Australian researchers are developing a 3D printed bracelet to allow people living with hand-impairment to easily use computers and play video games.
15 April 2022

Giant stars undergo dramatic weight loss program

A new, slimmer type of red giant star has been identified by astronomers, who liken their discovery to 'finding Wally'. Only around 40 of these stars exist amid a sea of thousands in the Milky Way.
14 April 2022

Silicon-carbide modulator overcomes decades long 'missing block'

A collaboration with Harvard University has led to the development of a new-generation electro-optic modulator that could stamp out its bulky predecessor through the creation of a smaller, stronger, cooler, faster and cost-effective on-chip system.
13 April 2022

How healthy and safe are processed plant-based meat alternatives?

Processed meat alternatives like plant-based burger patties, sausages and nuggets are being marketed as a more sustainable, healthy alternative to meat, but are they all safe or nutritious?
13 April 2022

Your morning coffee could hasten species' extinction

Ahead of a global biodiversity convention, researchers find consumption in Europe, North America, and East Asia primarily drives species extinction risk in other countries.
11 April 2022

Using food, transport and energy technologies to fight climate change

University of Sydney scientists discuss how emerging technologies in the food, transport and energy sectors have great potential to address the climate challenge.