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07 July 2021

Voluntary betting controls are a bad gamble

Voluntary gambling harm-reduction tools generally don't work as people don't use them, a new study finds. Though mandating that people set deposit limits - or opt-out of setting them - is a promising mechanism to curb problem gambling.
07 July 2021

Why our brains see human faces everywhere

Our brain is hardwired to see images of faces in everyday items. Neuroscientist Professor David Alais and colleagues have now discovered why - and why it is we can give those faces an emotional value.
02 July 2021

Soil, carbon sequestration and the fight against climate change

The fight against climate change has never been more important. Professor Budiman Minasny is exploring how soil can be a sustainable and potentially powerful tool to combat the effects of global warming.

29 June 2021

'Edge of chaos' opens pathway to artificial intelligence discoveries

Some neuroscience theories suggest the human brain operates best 'at the edge of chaos'. Now scientists in Australia and Japan have found that keeping a nanowire network at the edge of becoming chaotic is the best state for it to produce useful results.
29 June 2021

Vale Professor Frazer Allan

Professor Frazer Allan will be remembered as an inspirational, highly respected and well-loved leader in our community.
23 June 2021

Sydney academics and alumni named 2021 Fulbright Scholars

From biomedical engineering to river science, academics and alumni of the University of Sydney have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships.
23 June 2021

Recycling robot could help solve soft plastic waste crisis

Engineering researchers are developing a unique method to increase the recycling of soft plastics by creating a smart robot that can identify, sort and separate different types of recyclable waste.
17 June 2021

Parent-inclusive autism treatment to go national

In line with the program's aims, families who trialled ParentWorks-Spectrum reported significantly lower child behaviour difficulties, improved child social-communication skills, and reduced parental anxiety, stress, and depression.
10 June 2021

Sydney scientists take home Young Tall Poppy Awards

Outstanding contributions in the fields of biomedical engineering, conservation science and synthetic chemistry have led to three researchers from the University of Sydney being named 2021 Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners.
10 June 2021

Health benefits of low protein-high carbohydrate diets depend on carb type

In a pre-clinical study that helps settle the debate on the pros and cons of carbs, Australian researchers have found the quality and type of carbohydrates eaten in combination with reduced protein levels severely impacts health outcomes.