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14 April 2020

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

Data taken over 12 years from rivers, lakes, lagoons and creeks along the entire coast of New South Wales show an increase in temperature and acidity, raising concerns for biodiversity and aquaculture.
14 April 2020

Climate change and the collapse of Angkor Wat

Built using a thousand elephants and 300,000 labourers, the opulent temple city of Angkor has been near-deserted for centuries, yet its grandeur and mystery now attract a million visitors each year. The question is, why was it deserted at all? An answer is finally emerging.
14 April 2020

Synthetic material could help heal injured tendons and ligaments

Researchers from the University of Sydney have collaborated with Columbia University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to develop a synthetic material to assist in the regeneration of injured tendons and ligaments.
14 April 2020

US COVID-19 deaths "poorly predicted" by IHME model

An international group of data scientists led by the University of Sydney's Centre for Translational Data Science has found that over 70 percent of US states had death rates that were inconsistent with IHME predictions.
09 April 2020

Sweet as: the science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes

The food animals eat can change how they perceive future food. This response uses the same machinery that the brain uses to learn, new research has found.
09 April 2020

COVID-19: Time is now to prepare for the next coronavirus outbreak

Professor Edward Holmes - who helped map the COVID-19 virus genome - issues a call to action to limit the impact of this coronavirus and prepare for any future outbreaks.
09 April 2020

How to make sure your dog doesn't get canine cabin fever

As coronavirus forces us to isolate, some pundits are suggesting now is the ideal time to bring a dog into your life. But our experts in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science say you need to think first before taking on a puppy.
08 April 2020

Social media vital for pregnant women during pandemic

Antenatal care information accessed through official social media accounts can help support the mental wellbeing of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic and country lockdowns.
08 April 2020

Hidden army: how starfish could build up numbers to attack coral reefs

Research that shows juvenile starfish can lurk harmlessly for more than six years could force a rethink on the crown of thorns culling methods used to protect corals on the Great Barrier Reef.
06 April 2020

Citizen Science: how you can work on coronavirus research from your home

If you are at home keeping safe for the long haul, why not jump into a range of projects that help scientists with their research?