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02 December 2019

University of Sydney technology goes global after 20 years

A portable remotely operated drill used for deep sea exploration that was developed by University of Sydney researchers in the 1990s has been sold to a British offshore engineering company.
02 December 2019

Placebo use among Australian GPs surprisingly high

Most Australian GPs have used a placebo in practice at least once, with active placebos (active treatments used primarily to generate positive expectations) more commonly used than inert placebos, according to a new study in Psychology.
02 December 2019

Rushed revenge porn laws risk over-criminalisation

University of Sydney criminal law experts have warned of the risks of rushing to enact new criminal offences on 'revenge porn'.
02 December 2019

First studies reveal the occurrence of 'chew and spit' behaviour

Study led by Phillip Aouad from the School of Psychology has laid out how widespread this disordered eating behaviour is. While low among adults, up to 12 percent of teenagers report episodes of chewing and spitting out food.