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16 April 2024

Ghost roads in South-East Asia speed nature's destruction

Unauthorised road building in tropical forests is accelerating habitat destruction. Professor Josh Cinner, with colleagues from James Cook University, found that there were up to six times more actual roads than those recorded in official datasets.
11 April 2024

Net Zero course to equip business leaders ahead of mandatory climate reporting deadline

The transition to net zero is the great challenge of this century, and more support is now available for businesses preparing for new climate reporting requirements.
10 April 2024

A once-dormant magnetic neutron star is emitting strangely polarised light

Magnetars are neutron stars with strong magnetic fields. With CSIRO astronomers, Dr Manisha Caleb from the School of Physics has found one of the most powerful magnets discovered - XTE J1810-197 - and it doesn't quite fit existing theory.
04 April 2024

Galaxies get more chaotic as they age

Research led by Professor Scott Croom from ASTRO 3D and the School of Physics has ruled out mass and environmental factors as the main drivers of increasing galactic chaos. Data from more than 3000 galaxies has shown it is age that leads to relative 'disorganisation' in galactic structure.
03 April 2024

Five Sydney researchers honoured by Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science recognises outstanding work in geosciences, mathematics, solar energy research, biomedical engineering and applied biological sciences.
02 April 2024

Tree of Life for modern birds revealed

Working with colleagues at the University of Copenhagen, Australian Museum and Flinders University, Professor Simon Ho and Dr Al-Aabid Chowdhury have found that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was a 'big bang' for bird evolution.
20 March 2024

Explorers Club: from the Poles to Everest, the Moon and now the stars

Only 222 flags have ever been issued, including to Neil Armstrong, Roald Amundsen, Tensing Norgay & Edmund Hilary - and now Professor Peter Tuthill's team looking for signs of habitable planets just four light years away.
12 March 2024

Mars attracts: how Earth's planetary interactions drive deep-sea circulation

Geoscientists at Sydney and Sorbonne have identified a 2.4-million-year cycle in the geological record that shows the energy of deep-sea currents wax and wane as oceans cool and warm.
08 March 2024

Foot-eye coordination: how our vision changes in rhythm with our walking

Understanding how vision shifts as we walk could help develop early diagnostics for neuromuscular or psychiatric illness; understand changes in mobility as we age; or develop support for sports science and athletic training.
01 March 2024

How an invasive bee colony defied a genetic bottleneck

In 2007 a single Asian honeybee swarm appeared in North Queensland. There are now more than 10,000 colonies. Dr Ros Gloag has found surprising adaptability despite low genetic diversity, which could be a good sign for species facing population collapse.