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11 February 2021

$1m funding for University of Sydney to sequence koala genomes

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley and NSW Environment and Energy Minister Matt Kean today announced funding for University of Sydney scientists to sequence 400 koala genomes, to gain insights into the vulnerable species.

11 February 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The 11th of February is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a day that recognises the achievements of women in science and aims to encourage women and girls to pursue studies and careers in STEMM.
09 February 2021

A billion years in 40 seconds: video reveals our dynamic planet

New research has allowed geoscientists to show the uninterrupted movement of Earth's tectonic plates over the past billion years for the first time, which will help us understand how plate tectonics provides a planetary life-support system.
08 February 2021

Student astronomer finds galactic missing matter

Half of the universe's matter is 'missing', but PhD student Yuanming Wang has developed an ingenious method to help track it down.
04 February 2021

The secrets of 3000 galaxies laid bare

The seven-year SAMI Survey has allowed scientists to understand the complex interaction between thousands of galaxies. Their findings will help astronomers understand how the universe has evolved and how it might develop further.
02 February 2021

How universities will contribute to the major events of 2021

University of Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison discusses how universities will contribute to the major themes of 2021 - from COVID to climate.
02 February 2021

Beyond qubits: the next big step to scale up quantum computing

Through the Microsoft partnership with the University, Professor David Reilly and colleagues have invented a device that operates at 40 times colder than deep space to directly control thousands of qubits, the building blocks of quantum technology.
02 February 2021

Human activity forces animals to move 70 percent further to survive

A world-first study has analysed 208 previous papers to quantify the impact of human activity on animal movement. DECRA Fellow Dr Tim Doherty warns the impacts threaten species survival and biodiversity.
29 January 2021

Lorikeets might get their wings back, thanks to University

Two hundred thousand dollars from WIRES will help fund various projects, from determining where wombats cross dangerous roads, to exploring the causes of disease in lorikeets and possums.
22 January 2021

"Of no cultural significance": The science of understanding Country

Aboriginal people’s connections to Country are complex and intertwined with all the other aspects of their lives. Working with local custodians, archaeologists can provide a tool for the protection of Country and culture.