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01 August 2019

Three reasons to stick with maths

Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable, according to University of Sydney experts.
01 August 2019

Why intercountry adoption needs a rethink

In a globalising world where new family structures are emerging and evolving, a University of Sydney scholar is calling for a reassessment of the regulations around intercountry adoption.
31 July 2019

Academics announced as finalists in 5 Eureka Prize categories

Academics with expertise spanning biomedical engineering, the internet-of-things, medicine and quantum physics have been selected as finalists for five categories in Australia's most comprehensive national science awards, the 2019 Australian Museum's Eureka Prizes.

30 July 2019

$1.5 million awarded for dementia prevention study

Researchers have secured funding from the National Health Medical Research Council for a first-ever trial of both screening and intervention for obstructive sleep apnoea in older people at risk for dementia.

29 July 2019

Saber Astronautics given mission control status for CUAVA-1

ARC Training Centre CUAVA will have ground station and mission control of its first satellite supported by partner Saber Astronautics.
24 July 2019

7 tips to keep your dog safe from rats and fatal toxins

University of Sydney experts are warning all dog owners in the inner city and the inner west to have their dog vaccinated against leptospirosis and to stay away from rat baits.
24 July 2019

Cane toad testes smaller at the invasion front

Cane toads face different evolutionary pressures at the edge of their territory. In new research Emeritus Professor Rick Shine shows that the invasive species, toxic to native predators, has smaller testicles the further from its settled territory.
19 July 2019

50th anniversary of the moon landing: Sydney experts weigh in

On 20 July, 1969 the Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Fifty years later, science and engineering academics from the University of Sydney reflect on the important milestone and predict what the future holds for space exploration.
17 July 2019

It could pay to get personal at work - here's why

Faculty of Engineering academics, Associate Professor Julien Pollack and Dr Petr Matous, have conducted research that suggests sharing a bit more in the workplace can be both personally rewarding and beneficial.
16 July 2019

Cannabis treatment counters addiction: first study of its kind

A Sydney-led study published in a JAMA journal provides the first strong evidence that medicinal cannabis could reduce the rate of relapse for users of cannabis - a leading cause of drug treatment episodes in Australia.