Professor Dick Hunstead and his wife Penny have used $1.4 million from the sale of their home in Newport to support the next generation of young astrophysicists.
Chickpeas have many positive impacts on farmers, the economy and the environment. With further research these crops could increase Australia's export trade, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut farming costs.
A study of changing rainfall and bushfire patterns has found - in addition to a likely decrease in cover of the dominant plant spinifex - feral animals pose a major threat to seed-eating rodents in central Australia.
Australia's national energy crisis is forcing disadvantaged families to make impossible decisions. International experts will gather at the University of Sydney to discuss other challenges to achieving environmental justice.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Head of School and Dean Professor Anna Reid has been elected to a global leadership council for music education to promote the exchange and development of music in countries and cultures across the world.
Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney.