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18 October 2018

Climate stress will make cities more vulnerable, Angkor research reveals

A multidisciplinary team has used an in-depth mapping system to uncover the external factors and infrastructure vulnerabilities leading to the fall of ancient Angkor, and the results come with a warning for our modern cities.
16 October 2018

Australians care about animals but we don't buy ethical meat

Vet science researcher Amelia Cornish and her PhD supervisor Professor Paul McGreevy are investigating the 'hypocrisy gap' between ethical sentiment and behaviour in food consumption. Take the survey.
16 October 2018

Radical call to overhaul leaf biology models using 3D imaging

A global team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, has issued a clarion call for biologists to use the latest 3D imaging to revolutionise their models of leaf complexity.
16 October 2018

World Food Day: 7 steps towards #ZeroHunger

On the eve of World Food Day, our experts are calling for action to improve life for the 820 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment worldwide.
12 October 2018

Data science research collaboration MOU signed

The Centre for Translational Data Science and The Alan Turing Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint research projects of strategic importance to the Australian economy.
11 October 2018

Australian research doubles number of known fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts emit as much energy as the Sun over 80 years in just a few milliseconds. Australian astronomers, including Professor Elaine Sadler are on the hunt to find more of these extraordinary objects.
10 October 2018

Puppy killing disease rampant in Australia

Canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent in Australia than previously thought.
09 October 2018

Help the Breaking Good team win $1m Google grant. Vote now

By supporting Dr Alice Williamson's team, you can help them win the $1 million Google Impact Challenge and take their Breaking Good chemistry program to public schools across Australia.
09 October 2018

4 reasons agriculture needs to phase out reliance on glyphosate

Health concerns aside, relying on a single chemical to control weeds is poor long-term agriculture policy. Director of the Sydney Institute for Agriculture, Alex McBratney, says it's time to look beyond glyphosate.
04 October 2018

Finally, another woman awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel committee has recognised Canadian physicist Donna Strickland with the highest honour in the physical sciences. Professor Celine Boehm, thinks this represents the beginning of much needed change that is long overdue.