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12 July 2020

Who's your daddy? Male seahorses transport nutrients to embryos

Researchers have discovered male seahorses transport nutrients to their developing embryos in their brood pouch. The next step is to find out how they do this and if they have a placenta.
11 July 2020

WIRES uses bushfire donations to support University koala research

WIRES are giving donations from the general public, in response to this year's bushfires, to the University's Koala Health Hub to support their koala research and care.
10 July 2020

Socio-economic, environmental impacts of coronavirus quantified

How is COVID-19 impacting people and the planet and what are the implications for a post-pandemic world? This world-first study led by the University of Sydney quantifies the socio-economic losses and environmental gains.
07 July 2020

Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic water

University of Sydney engineers have used electricity to clean up heavily polluted industrial wastewater. They hope the findings will help wineries, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other industries that must comply with strict wastewater regulations.
06 July 2020

Meet 5 of Australia's most innovative engineers

Each year Engineers Australia selects the country's most inventive and forward-thinking engineers. From biomedical 'tattoos' as sensory substitutes to reducing CO2 emissions from oil refineries, meet the five University of Sydney engineers who have been named Australia's most innovative.
03 July 2020

Compulsive internet use by teens linked to emotional issues: study

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. However there was no evidence that pre-existing emotional issues are a predictor of obsessive internet use.
30 June 2020

Native Grains: Narrabri researchers meet with Aboriginal community

Indigenous knowledge and agricultural science are uniting to help support a renaissance in Aboriginal agriculture in western NSW. The winners will include farmers looking for additional income streams.
30 June 2020

Dogs, thunderstorms and fireworks: the fear is real

Dogs with noise phobias show symptoms including panting, pacing and hiding. They are often so frightened they try and escape and can sustain injuries in the process. Because of this, fearful dogs can be a danger to themselves.
26 June 2020

Did COVID-19 models get it wrong? Professor Sally Cripps explains

Renowned University of Sydney statistician, Professor Sally Cripps, examines the efficacy of COVID-19 modelling as part of an online analysis with colleagues from Stanford University and North-Western University.
25 June 2020

The latest Scientists' Warning (on affluence)

This Scientists' Warning, pre-COVID-19, prompts a re-think of affluence and growth. The explainer below pairs the new Nature Communications review that highlights the impacts of society's overconsumption.