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30 March 2021

Factors that may predict next pandemic

New modelling identifies human and human-influenced environmental factors that are associated with disease outbreaks, including in Australia.
30 March 2021

Two thirds of farmland at risk of pesticide pollution

A global map of agricultural land across 168 countries has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.
30 March 2021

An improved safety standard for pacemakers and cochlear implants

As technology improves, bionic devices in humans will become more common. Professor David McKenzie working with the National Measurement Institute has developed a standard test for leaks in such devices like cochlear implants and pacemakers.
24 March 2021

COVID fails to slow academic collaboration

Academic collaboration has continued to thrive in the absence of international travel, with the University of Sydney signing a new strategic partner and organising high-profile virtual conferences, including one that attracted more than 28,000 researchers.
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.