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07 May 2019

Kakadu needs a new approach to cleaning up an old mine

A new report has found Australia's largest national park is at long-term risk unless the clean up of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu is done comprehensively and effectively.
06 May 2019

New gravitational waves found, we just don't know where they come from (yet)

The international team hunting for gravitational waves last week made the announcement of its first discoveries from the 2019 run. Professor Tara Murphy and colleagues unpack what this means.
03 May 2019

For giant pandas, bamboo is vegetarian 'meat'

New research using an approach called nutritional geometry sheds light on giant panda evolution, and their unusual transition from carnivorous ancestry to extreme specialised herbivory.
01 May 2019

Is Wikipedia stealing the news?

While the influence of Facebook and Google on the news landscape has been well examined, Wikipedia's role as a source of breaking news has not received enough attention, says a University of Sydney expert.
01 May 2019

Air Force engages Sydney nanotech to revolutionise sensing capability

RAAF Plan Jericho seeks to modernise Australia's defence capacity. The Jericho Sensing Laboratory at Sydney Nano will form a critical part of the plan's scientific infrastructure.
01 May 2019

Put down the protein shake: variety of protein better for health

University of Sydney researchers have examined whether there are any ongoing ramifications or potential side-effects from long-term high protein intake or from consuming certain types of amino acids.
01 May 2019

Pain researchers find antidote to deadly box jellyfish sting

A team of pain researchers in the Charles Perkins Centre studied the most venomous creature on earth to learn how venom works and what causes pain.
18 April 2019

Cannabis use in inflammatory bowel disease: new surveys announced

Two new surveys announced for patients using or considering using medicinal cannabis to ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and for specialists caring for these patients.
18 April 2019

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

University of Sydney researchers have developed a model that can predict outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend.
18 April 2019

World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams

The quantum theory group at the University of Sydney is behind two papers published this month in Nature publications that are pushing the boundaries of quantum computing.