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30 August 2017

5 evidence-based tips for healthy weight loss

Are we dieting ourselves fat? Dr Nick Fuller, one of Australia’s leading obesity researchers, explains why ‘diet’ has become a dirty word and offers his top tips for healthy weight loss.

29 August 2017

Hype and cash are muddying our understanding of quantum computing

The head of the University of Sydney's Quantum Control Laboratory, Professor Michael Biercuk, helps you assess the various competing claims about the next big technological breakthrough.

29 August 2017

We’re failing to help kids be physically active

A new low in children’s bicycle sales signals a failure to help children be physically active, says University of Sydney health expert, Professor Chris Rissel.

28 August 2017

Professor unlearns 'criminal' through migration and refugee law

Professor Mary Crock lets us in on her migration, citizenship and refugee law work that is helping us all to 'unlearn criminal'.

28 August 2017

Creating a lifetime love of literature

High school students who might never have thought about going to university are changing their minds thanks to a program, in partnership with the Nelson Meers Foundation, that demystifies tertiary study and brings the arts and humanities to life.

28 August 2017

Is 'Big Sugar' making us sick?

Mary Poppins said “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” but adding too much of the sweet stuff is contributing to poor health, says Dr Becky Freeman in this Open for Discussion podcast.

25 August 2017

A life-changing university scholarship

Talent and hard work are no guarantee of a university education. For one gifted current student, the only thing that allowed him the chance to work towards his full potential was a scholarship.

25 August 2017

How banks can win public trust back

A bank's claim that "trust is critical to our business" sits very awkwardly with its recent track record, writes Professor David Kinley for the ABC.

25 August 2017

Stanford and Rice Universities battle it out in Sydney

Stanford and Rice Universities kicked off the 2017 College Football Cup this week by touching down at the University of Sydney.

25 August 2017

Bigger issues than junk health policies

Health insurance policies that force people to access care in public hospitals are part of a wider range of issues writes Associate Professor Lesley Russell in The Conversation.