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11 May 2021

Bet on technology or limit growth? Climate modelling shows 'degrowth' less technologically risky

A comprehensive comparison of 'degrowth' with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on technology to support economic growth, which is assumed in established climate modelling.

10 May 2021

Firefighting chemicals found in sea lion and fur seal pups

The chemicals - which can cause developmental and reproductive defects, cancer, and can compromise immunity - represent another challenge to conserving the endangered Australian sea lion.
05 May 2021

SILLIAC: the machine that brought Australia into the computer age

A horse-racing benefactor with an interest in science made one of Australia's first, and then most powerful, computers possible.

04 May 2021

Revealed: the fungus attacking Australian native plants

The invasive fungus myrtle rust has been attacking native plants, driving some to the brink of extinction. Dr Peri Tobias and her team hope that sequencing the entire genome can help the plants fight back.
21 April 2021

Sydney continues to excel in global impact rankings

University continues to excel in 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings which measure an institution's research, outreach and stewardship against UN Sustainable Development Goals.
15 April 2021

Not if but when - Sydney can expect more flood disasters

Sydney's recent disastrous flood wasn't unprecedented but we can expect more major events within 10 years, says Associate Professor Thomas Hubble from the School of Geosciences.
13 April 2021

Profound loss of pleasure related to early-onset dementia

Sydney-led research has uncovered profound anhedonia as a key feature in early-onset dementia, with grey-matter deterioration in the so-called pleasure system of the brain, suggesting a possible treatment target. 

13 April 2021

Student's physics homework picked up by Amazon quantum researchers

A simple yet elegant change to code studied for more than 20 years could shorten timeline to achieve scalable quantum computation and has attracted the attention of quantum computing programs at Amazon Web Services and Yale University.
12 April 2021

Scientists put the stopwatch on cannabis intoxication

New analysis from the Lambert Initiative defines durations of impairment after inhaled or oral THC doses. Findings raise questions about current drug-driving laws, which penalise for THC presence, not intoxication levels.
08 April 2021

Rethinking pest management to protect native species 

Australian native species might seem overrun by feral invaders, but Professor Peter Banks has an ingenious idea that could bring the odds back in their favour.