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17 April 2019

Help spot insects on flowers by joining the wild pollinator count

Citizen scientists are invited to join the autumn Wild Pollinator Count from 14 to 21 April. Grab a hat and some sunscreen and get outdoors to spot pollinators for science.
17 April 2019

Level the playing field to keep future swim stars in the water

The University of Sydney and Swimming Australia are collaborating on a world-first project investigating the impact growth spurts and different rates of development have on performance and ongoing involvement in swimming.
16 April 2019

Teenagers tackle world's biggest medical challenges

Over two-hundred high school students attended the University of Sydney's 2019 Bioengineering Innovation Outreach Challenge and were asked to identify innovative solutions to some of the world's most complex medical challenges.
15 April 2019

Shark bite research reveals politicians' fishy behaviour

More than a decade's worth of research has revealed how politicians manipulate highly emotional incidents like shark bites to influence public sentiment and protect their own interests.
12 April 2019

A lifetime of curing disease: Professor Charles Mackenzie

Professor Charles Mackenzie is a global leader in veterinary science and human health research, especially recognised for his work on understanding and treating parasitic diseases in both humans and animals.
10 April 2019

How close are we really to 3D printing organs?

3D printing technologies are now so advanced they can create structures on a nanoscale. But how close are we to seeing 3D printed organs in the market? Professor Hala Zreiqat and Dr Peter Newman explain.
09 April 2019

Indigenous skills vital to conservation research outcomes

Sydney conservation biologists have demonstrated Indigenous rangers are an essential part of scientific research outcomes, and urge researchers around the world to give Indigenous peoples a voice.
08 April 2019

$6.5 million investment for robotics start-up

A field robotics start-up based on technology created by the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment thanks to Australia's longest running research commercialisation fund, Uniseed.
04 April 2019

Sydney places 25th in the world in global impact ranking

The University of Sydney has been ranked 25th in the overall 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking.
03 April 2019

Which came first, the lizard or the egg?

Scientists have never before witnessed the birth of live young and the laying of eggs from the same pregnancy. This world-first observation by Dr Camilla Whittington provides a fertile area for research into the evolution of pregnancy.