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27 October 2021
What should we make of COP26?
What must world leaders do to secure the future of humanity? University of Sydney experts suggest the existential threat of climate change won't be solved by targets of 'net zero by 2050' - much more must be done.
25 October 2021
More than light detectors: the magic of your eyes' pupils
Around a decade ago, groundbreaking research found that pupils don't only detect light. Now, a new Nature Communications study finds they can perceive the amount of objects in a person's field of vision.
19 October 2021
Sydney scientist named 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year
Outstanding contributions in the field of conservation biology have seen Dr Ayesha Tulloch named overall 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
14 October 2021
Lone changer: fish camouflage better without friends nearby
While gobies aren't the only fish with camouflage abilities, new research shows that their colour change is influenced by their social context: they transform faster and better when alone. This is likely an adaptive, stress response to perceived threat from predators.
12 October 2021
Strange radio waves emerge from direction of the galactic centre
International student Ziteng Wang detected unusual signals from deep in the heart of the Milky Way using CSIRO's ASKAP radio telescope. Now astronomers are on the search for more evidence of what type of object could be emitting them.
07 October 2021
Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect
Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.
05 October 2021
'Mother of all cannabinoids': anti-seizure compounds found in cannabis
The team at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics is focused on developing a better cannabis-based treatment for Dravet syndrome, an intractable form of childhood epilepsy.
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