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28 October 2020

Slime time! Why slugs, snails and spiders are invading your home

Heavy rain across Eastern Australia is driving garden slugs, spiders and mozzies indoors. What can you do to humanely remove these visitors from your home? Professor Dieter Hochuli shares his tips.
28 October 2020

Rising sea level does not mean the end of sandy beaches: paper

Experts including from the University of Sydney have questioned recent research that suggested half the world's beaches will disappear by 2100 because of global warming. The key is whether there is room to retreat inland.

27 October 2020

Professor Edward Holmes named as NSW Scientist of the Year

One of the world's top authorities on viruses has been busy this year studying the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. His work has been recognised with the state's top honour for scientists.
23 October 2020

Free at-home gambling pilot treatment launches

An online gambling pilot program launched today by the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic incorporates effective treatments used in the clinic, for people at home who have started to notice they have a problem.

23 October 2020

Impact of COVID-19 widens gender equity gap: panel

Last week, Professor Rae Cooper from the Business School and Professor Renae Ryan from the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health were panelists for an OECD discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on women in STEM.
22 October 2020

Cutting-edge tech propels cardiac surgery forward

In a world-first preclinical study, Australian researchers have shown it could be possible to implant a potentially life-saving pump into the heart of those with heart failure, without leaving the ICU or breaking isolation restrictions for the sickest COVID-19 patients.
21 October 2020

Australian invention to make it easier to find 'new Earths'

University of Sydney scientists have developed a sensor that will help decipher the 'twinkle' of stars and allow for ground-based exploration of exoplanets. Their invention will be deployed in one of the world's largest telescopes at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
20 October 2020

Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment may hinge on diet

Sydney researchers have found diet could be a potential intervention for polycystic ovary syndrome after a mouse study showed promising results.
19 October 2020

Sydney research could lead to customised cochlear implants

A School of Biomedical Engineering researcher has analysed the accuracy of predictions for cochlear implant outcomes, with a view to further improve their performance in noisy environments.
19 October 2020

Protect Antarctica Now

A team of female scientists, led by Australians, are urgently calling for a Marine Protected Area around the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the most diverse and wildlife-rich areas on the planet, the fate of the Peninsula's waters will be decided by a multinational government group today.