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2020

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20 November 2020

Fast weight loss and healthy lifestyle provides diabetes hope

A new global study combining fast weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity has been more successful than any previous diabetes prevention study.
20 November 2020

The untapped potential of soil carbon

For National Agriculture Day this year we are highlighting the work of our world-class soil scientists who are rethinking how the Earth's skin - our living soil - can be used in the fight to control climate change.
18 November 2020

Is it time for Australians to stop cooking with gas?

It is time for a serious rethink on the way many of us cook and heat our homes, writes Dr Madeline Taylor and Professor Susan Park from the Sydney Environment Institute.
17 November 2020

Chemistry careers

Whether you want a career in or outside of the lab, studying chemistry will provide you with essential training for many positions in industry, education and research.
17 November 2020

National supplies of protein, carbs and fats may predict your lifespan

New study shows national food supplies with equal fat and carbohydrate are associated with higher survival early in life. However, countries with lower fat and higher carbohydrates are associated with the lowest rates of mortality in mid to later life.
12 November 2020

First conclusive evidence horses hurt by whips, whips don't aid jockeys

Two papes published in journal Animals lend support to a ban on whipping in horse racing. They respectively show that horses feel as much pain as humans would when whipped, and that the whip does not enhance race safety.
12 November 2020

Track cockatoos, 'bin chickens' and brush-turkeys for science

Research scientists from the University of Sydney and Taronga Zoo have teamed up to produce an app that allows people to record the locations and behaviours native birds. They will use the data generated to further their knowledge of these species.
11 November 2020

Careers with biology

As biology is the study of life, it’s one of the broadest subjects you can study and has a very broad array of job opportunities for graduates. Biology encompasses everything from the molecular study of life processes to the study of animals, plant and complex environmental systems.
10 November 2020

Peter Lay recognised by ANSTO for contributions to synchrotron research

Professor Peter Lay from the University of Sydney has been awarded the Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award by ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
10 November 2020

Has legalising medicinal cannabis made a difference?

The University of Sydney is launching CAMS20 - an online survey of Australian medicinal cannabis use over the past 12 months. This survey will provide an updated snapshot on how Australians are currently using cannabis medicinally.