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2018: all news

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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11 October 2018

Australian research doubles number of known fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts emit as much energy as the Sun over 80 years in just a few milliseconds. Australian astronomers, including Professor Elaine Sadler are on the hunt to find more of these extraordinary objects.
10 October 2018

Puppy killing disease rampant in Australia

Canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent in Australia than previously thought.
09 October 2018

Help the Breaking Good team win $1m Google grant. Vote now

By supporting Dr Alice Williamson's team, you can help them win the $1 million Google Impact Challenge and take their Breaking Good chemistry program to public schools across Australia.
09 October 2018

4 reasons agriculture needs to phase out reliance on glyphosate

Health concerns aside, relying on a single chemical to control weeds is poor long-term agriculture policy. Director of the Sydney Institute for Agriculture, Alex McBratney, says it's time to look beyond glyphosate.
09 October 2018

Time to focus on masculinity in mental-health training

New research by Zac Seidler shows the need to tailor training programs for men's health needs. He says men will seek help more readily when practitioners and services engage with social determinants of mental health.
09 October 2018

New database documents rights abuses of 457 visa holders

New analysis of a decade's worth of data by a University of Sydney immigration expert has revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants.
08 October 2018

University of Sydney names 20 SOAR Fellows for 2019

Twenty University of Sydney academics have been named 2019 SOAR Fellows and will receive $100,000 over the next two years to take their research careers to the next level.
08 October 2018

How Australia can change democracy

08 October 2018

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children.
04 October 2018

Finally, another woman awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel committee has recognised Canadian physicist Donna Strickland with the highest honour in the physical sciences. Professor Celine Boehm, thinks this represents the beginning of much needed change that is long overdue.