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25 February 2019

5 top tips to succeed in your first year of university

With lectures kicking off this week, Dr Maria Chisari from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work gives five essential tips on how to make the most of your first year - what pitfalls to avoid and how to get involved.
25 February 2019

Sydney librarian discovers rare drawing by Renaissance artist

One of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance art, Giorgione, has been identified as the artist behind a drawing that remained undiscovered for over 500 years on the back page of a University of Sydney library book
22 February 2019

Is ASIC the watchdog that no one fears?

The Banking Royal Commission has raised questions about the role of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, writes Professor Jason Harris, specialist in corporate law at the University of Sydney Law School.
22 February 2019

Law reform needed for granny flat arrangements

When "granny flat agreements" go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for parents and children alike, writes property law expert Patricia Lane from The University of Sydney Law School.
22 February 2019

World's biggest bee found

Last seen in 1981 and thought lost to science, a team of scientists and conservationists, including Honorary Professor Simon Robson, has found Megachile pluto, the world's largest bee, in the forests of Indonesia.
22 February 2019

Study links diabetes and back pain

People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 percent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found.
21 February 2019

Amateur video evidence vital to holding police to account

Six years after amateur video footage surfaced on YouTube allegedly showing police excessive force at the 2013 Mardi Gras, new University of Sydney research shows the important but unpredictable role that amateur video can play in holding police to account.
21 February 2019

Are human brains unique?

Research by Dr Ben Fulcher finds that 'lower animal' brains have the same specialised structures as humans.

21 February 2019

The new exercise trend that is made for everyone

From washing the car to climbing stairs or carrying groceries, each of these activities is an opportunity for short sharp bursts of 'High Intensity Incidental Physical Activity', HIIPA for short.
21 February 2019

Steep rise in self-poisonings in children and adolescents

New research finds young Australians are increasingly engaging in self-harm and increasingly prescribed medications used to treat symptoms of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.