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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.
30 September 2021

Koala genome data released in push to protect vulnerable species

With support from federal and state governments, releasing the genomic data will help NSW in its steps to double the koala population by 2050.
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.
27 September 2021

Researchers develop 'safe' quarantine monitoring system

A School of Computer Science researcher is collaborating with the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and the University of Technology to deliver a quarantine monitoring system that could be used by arrivals once state and national borders reopen.
24 September 2021

NSW boosts research funding to manage scarce water resources

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort is helping to coordinate new research initiatives to monitor complex river systems to better understand how water is used in NSW.
24 September 2021

Student pioneers COVID-19 communication with cutting-edge tech

Research into developing a real-time suburb-by-suburb view of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales has earnt science PhD candidate Jamie Simpson accolade from global industry leader.