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26 May 2022

How plate tectonics has maintained Earth's 'Goldilocks' climate

Not hothouse, nor icehouse: when tectonic plates move at a moderate speed - not too fast or slow - Earth remains habitable, new University of Sydney research finds.
26 May 2022

Sydney trailblazers appointed to the Academy of Science

World-renowned experts from biology, computer science, mathematics and physics have been elected as fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
20 May 2022

New insecticides to target honey bee enemies

Precision insecticides are the latest weapon in the war on bee pests. Learn how Sydney scientists are developing these to protect honey bees worldwide.
13 May 2022

Vale Professor Emerita Sally Andrews

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Professor Sally Andrews. Our thoughts are with her immediate family; her son, Tom, her father and mother, Peter and Margaret, and her brother, Michael, as well as her two long-standing and very close friends, Liz and Sue.
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

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.
29 April 2022

Sydney soil scientists receive $5.6 million federal grant

Our researchers have received a $5.6 million grant for 3 projects to improve soil condition and plant productivity as part of the national Soil Science Challenge.

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

Q fever: a public health and financial concern

University of Sydney A/Prof Katrina Bosward has partnered with the livestock industry to generate scientific knowledge to back up the need for an Australian-made vaccine against Q fever in livestock.