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18 March 2021

Christmas Island reptile-killer identified

With wild populations decimated, Lister's gecko and the blue-tailed skink only exist in captivity. University of Sydney researchers have discovered a bacterium, which could cause their potential extinction.
17 March 2021

Second-wave COVID mortality dropped markedly in (most) wealthier zones

11 March 2021

Academy of Science honours two University of Sydney researchers

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer from Chemistry and Dr Kevin Coulembier from Mathematics & Statistics have received the recognition of their peers in these prestigious honours awarded annually by the Australian Academy of Science.
08 March 2021

How we can achieve an equal future

Ten University of Sydney women discuss what needs to happen to achieve an equal future where more #womenlead.
05 March 2021

Watching out for whales: Australian tech gives new eyes to ships

University of Sydney researchers have joined forces with industry and the NSW Smart Sensing Network to give sight to marine oil and gas exploration vessels to help protect whale populations.
01 March 2021

Wrasses dazzle: how fairy wrasses got their flamboyant colours

Sea level rises and falls during the Pliocene/Pleistocene epoch acted as a 'species pump', propelling fairy wrasses across oceans, and allowing them to evolve separately, into the 61 (and counting) species that exist today.
22 February 2021

New antimicrobial resistance resource for vets

Vets, pet owners, farmers and the community can make informed choices about treating animal infections, thanks to a new online guide, co-developed by the University of Sydney.
18 February 2021

Wide-ranging medical cannabis quality-of-life study launches

Major longitudinal study launched to assess changes in quality-of-life outcomes for patients prescribed medicinal cannabis

17 February 2021

How icebergs really melt - and what it could mean for climate change

Iceberg melt is responsible for about half the fresh water entering the ocean from the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. Accurately modelling this is important for understanding the potential impact on ocean circulation.
17 February 2021

A geological postcard from Australia to Mars on NASA Perseverance

A small piece of the Pilbara holds the secret to an ancient geological environment that was common to Earth and Mars 3.5 billion years ago. Find out how Patrice Rey from the School of Geosciences played a pivotal role in unearthing it.