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19 December 2019

Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives

PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare.
18 December 2019

10 of the best science discoveries at Sydney in 2019

From 'insectageddon' and saving our sea lions to an antidote for box jellyfish venom and the world's oldest semen, it's been a very busy year for our scientists. Here are just a few of their discoveries.
11 November 2019

NSW and Queensland bushfires: experts available for comment

How might bushfires threaten animals like the koala? What's the link between coal and CO2? University of Sydney experts are available for comment on issues related to bushfires.
06 November 2019

World scientists declare climate emergency

A paper published in BioScience has outlined six steps humanity needs to take to reduce the impact of the emerging climate crisis. Dr Thomas Newsome, a co-author of the paper, says scientists have a moral obligation to warn of any great threat.
05 November 2019

Want some Christmas pork? Go local, avoid imports

This Christmas, Sydney experts urge all travellers to be vigilant with pork products to avoid the risk of introducing African swine fever.
27 September 2019

Troubled waters: experts comment on the drought and water policy

Australia is bracing for another hot, dry summer. With no respite in sight for drought-affected communities, what's the long-term solution for our chronic water shortage? University of Sydney experts weigh up the options and examine current policy proposals.
26 August 2019

Three finalists in India Australia Business and Community Awards

The India Australia Business and Community Awards celebrate the Australia-India relationship and honour entrepreneurship and community leadership.
09 August 2019

IPCC report on climate change and land: experts react

Experts from across the University of Sydney have warned that significant changes to the way we produce and consume food are needed if we want to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.
18 March 2019

World's oldest semen still viable

Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.
12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.