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19 July 2022

State of the Environment: report findings

The number of Australia's threatened species rose eight percent since 2016 and climate change is increasing pressure on every ecosystem. These are among the findings of Australia's highly anticipated 2021 State of Environment report, released today by the federal government.
18 July 2022

That lone, craggy gum tree on a farm? It's a lifeline for koalas

Certain Eucalyptus trees on farms have added nitrogen due to the fertile soil. Despite dangers, koalas will travel from bushland to reach these trees and feed on their nutritious leaves. Farmers should pay heed to this, the University of Sydney researchers say.
17 July 2022

Sydney rocketry students announced as world champions

The USYD Rocketry Team was announced as the overall winner of the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, having competed in the 30,000 feet Commercial Off-The-Shelf launch and payload categories.
12 July 2022

Why study sustainability at Sydney

Find out how our our new major or postgraduate course in sustainability will accelerate your understanding of complex sustainability challenges and help you build a career with positive impact.

12 July 2022

What is foot-and-mouth disease?

Veterinary public-health expert Professor Michael Ward explains why the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among Indonesian cattle has Australia on edge.

12 July 2022

Sydney researchers named 2022 Young Tall Poppies

Three University of Sydney researchers have been awarded 2022 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards in recognition of their work across engineering, medicine and health, and science.
11 July 2022

Your brain is better at busting deepfakes than you

While observers can't consciously recognise the difference between real and fake faces, their brains can, University of Sydney research shows.
05 July 2022

G'day space: Australia is "go" for launch

Director of Space Technology at the Australian Space Agency Katherine Bennell Pegg delivered the 2022 Warren Centre Innovation Lecture.
28 June 2022

Colonising sea urchins can withstand hot, acidic seas

Marine biologists have found that black sea urchins in the Mediterranean Sea are remarkably tolerant of warm, acidic water. As a colonising species, the urchins' adaptability could lead to an ecological disaster in our climate change-impacted seas.
27 June 2022

University to drive NSW's semiconductor capability

The Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) brings together leading experts from the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, CSIRO and the Australian National Fabrication Facility.