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03 November 2021

Sydney takes top honours in the 2021 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

University of Sydney researchers have been awarded three scientific research and innovation awards in the prestigious Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2021 for work on COVID-19, combatting addiction and breakthroughs in healing tissues and organs.
03 November 2021

Pollution from G20 consumption kills 2 million people a year

Monitoring pollution at production sites is fairly straightforward. Now Professor Manfred Lenzen and Dr Keisuke Nansai have tracked deadly pollution caused by consumption in rich countries, raising questions about who is responsible.
02 November 2021

New technology gives smart cars 'x-ray'-like vision

Australian researchers have developed a technology that allows autonomous vehicles to track moving pedestrians hidden behind buildings and cyclists obscured by cars, trucks, and buses.
27 October 2021

What should we make of COP26?

What must world leaders do to secure the future of humanity? University of Sydney experts suggest the existential threat of climate change won't be solved by targets of 'net zero by 2050' - much more must be done.
19 October 2021

Sydney scientist named 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Outstanding contributions in the field of conservation biology have seen Dr Ayesha Tulloch named overall 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
14 October 2021

Lone changer: fish camouflage better without friends nearby

While gobies aren't the only fish with camouflage abilities, new research shows that their colour change is influenced by their social context: they transform faster and better when alone. This is likely an adaptive, stress response to perceived threat from predators.
12 October 2021

Strange radio waves emerge from direction of the galactic centre

International student Ziteng Wang detected unusual signals from deep in the heart of the Milky Way using CSIRO's ASKAP radio telescope. Now astronomers are on the search for more evidence of what type of object could be emitting them.
07 October 2021

Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect

Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.
05 October 2021

'Mother of all cannabinoids': anti-seizure compounds found in cannabis

The team at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics is focused on developing a better cannabis-based treatment for Dravet syndrome, an intractable form of childhood epilepsy.
28 September 2021

Climate change warning from collapsed ancient cities

Why did some ancient Khmer and Mesoamerican cities collapse between 900-1500CE while their rural surrounds continued to prosper? Intentional adaptation to climate changed conditions may be the answer, suggests a new study, which offers lessons for today.