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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.
21 February 2019

Are human brains unique?

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

19 February 2019

What does origami have to do with physics?

Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami - using maths and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful. 

19 February 2019

Australian Computing Academy launches cybersecurity program

In an Australian first, the University of Sydney's Australian Computing Academy has launched the Schools Cyber Security Challenges, a $1.35 million national program which will see cybersecurity taught to years 7-10 students.
18 February 2019

People living with dementia lose their ability to daydream

Associate Professor Muireann Irish finds people living with frontotemporal dementia - an early onset form of dementia - lose their capacity for daydreaming and have no inner monologue.
12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.
11 February 2019

Future insecurity: exploring malicious uses of digital networks

A year-long Global Forum at the University of Sydney will investigate how the malicious use of digital networks by states and other global actors is producing a new precariousness in global politics.
11 February 2019

Partnering with Tech Mahindra's research arm Makers Lab

The University of Sydney is partnering with Tech Mahindra's research and development arm, Makers Lab, to provide students with real-world experience through the newly developed Industry and Community Projects Units (ICPU).
08 February 2019

Inspiring accomplishments by our women in STEMM

Meet three University of Sydney women who are breaking down the stereotypes and inspiring the next generation to pursue a career in STEMM.
06 February 2019

Underwater forests threatened by future climate change, new study finds

Research by Dr Ziggy Marzinelli finds predicted ocean warming and acidification can change microbes on the surface of kelp, leading to disease and further decline of kelp forests putting fisheries at risk.