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23 January 2017
Training under the midnight sun

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment’s Professor Margaret Barbour joined 75 other women scientists in a year-long program intending to increase the influence and impact of women with a background in science.

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20 January 2017
A summer of maths

For the second time in its history, the annual AMSI Summer School is being hosted at the University of Sydney, offering specialised courses and events for postgraduate students.

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20 January 2017
What is a career in maths really like?

At a special event held at the University of Sydney, students from around the country were given the chance to grill academics about the realities of working in the maths field.

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19 January 2017
High school students pilot Mars mission by sending code into space

Australian high school students will send computer code into space to race robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station at the Zero Robotics Championship on Friday 27 January.

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14 January 2017
Seeing the quantum future… literally

Sydney physicists have demonstrated it is possible to overcome the most significant hurdle to building reliable quantum technologies, in a major technical achievement. The research is published in Nature Communications.

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11 January 2017
Express no mystery train for Outback Elvis festival author

A human geographer and his former student have combined their interest in music, festivals and rural renewal to write a book providing insights into the biggest Elvis festival in the Southern Hemisphere.

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11 January 2017
Adventures in Africa

When Julia De Bruyn first started studying vet science, she never expected to find herself years later doing research to improve children’s nutrition in rural African communities. 

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06 January 2017
Great Barrier Reef almost drowned

A unique analysis of the famous reef during rapid sea-level rise at the beginning of the Last Interglacial found it almost died. The PhD research shows the reef is resilient but questions remain about cumulative impacts.

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05 January 2017
Parks: not just for people

While our parks are tailored for human benefit and enjoyment, this overlooks the complex interactions that underlay even the most basic ecosystem, writes postgraduate student Manuel Lequerica.

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03 January 2017
For the love of science and music

The first entry in a series where we ask our students to tell us about their passions and pursuits outside of the sciences.

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16 December 2016
2016: the year in Sydney Science

2016 was another amazing year of discoveries, world-firsts and prize wins for the sciences at the University of Sydney. Here are some of the true highlights.

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16 December 2016
Public space: a contested and changing area

Urban geographer Kurt Iveson provides insights into the policy hotspot of public space in this final podcast series for 2016, describing a new policing project and analysing the impact of Pokémon GO on the city.

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16 December 2016
My first year studying science

At the end of this first year of university, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) student William Zhou looks back on his experiences.

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15 December 2016
Pop-up clinic for pets in need

The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney is supporting homeless and disadvantaged Sydneysiders to access quality veterinary care for their beloved pets.

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15 December 2016
Top 10 tips for first-year students

Your first year on campus can be intimidating. New people. New classes. New locations. We asked current University of Sydney students to share the things they have learned during their time on campus.

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15 December 2016
From nature to nanotechnology: Reasons to study science at Sydney

Studying a science course has never been more important and choosing where to do it can be tough choice. Here's why we think you should join us at the University of Sydney.

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15 December 2016
Four PhD students secure jobs as part of Westpac STEM program

The unique employment program is a partnership between the Westpac Group and the Group of Eight Universities. 

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14 December 2016
Top tips to keep your pet healthy and happy this summer

The festive season can be hazardous for companion animals so we need to take precautions to keep them healthy and happy. Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science tells us the major things to be aware of this summer.

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13 December 2016
Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

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13 December 2016
Confidence boost linked to weight loss in smartphone trial

Confidence is key when motivating young people to change their diet and exercise habits, new research from the University of Sydney shows.

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