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28 November 2019

A surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out

Professor Roberto Soria, an Honorary Associate at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy and School of Physics at the University of Sydney, explains.
27 November 2019

How climate change impacts infrastructure: experts explain

From fires in the Amazon and in Australia, to flash flooding in Europe, right across the globe we are witnessing the impact of climate change on the environment. But how does a changing climate affect key infrastructure? Engineering experts explain.
27 November 2019

Koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’ but they are in danger

Reports claiming koalas are in demise went viral on Twitter this week, particularly after the American journalist Dan Rather shared it with his followers. Experts say the reports may lead to apathy around conservation.
25 November 2019

Four winners at RACI awards

Presented on 22 November at the awards dinner in Brisbane, the awards recognise outstanding work in chemistry, from student achievement to career excellence.
25 November 2019

What are lost continents and why are we discovering so many?

Led by ARC Future Fellow Dr Maria Seton from the School of Geosciences, a multi-institutional team is finding surprising new information about the nature of continents, from Zealandia and beyond.
20 November 2019

Anita Ho-Baillie announced as inaugural John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience

A world-leading expert in solar cell research, Anita Ho-Baillie will next year join Sydney Nano and the Faculty of Science as our first Chair of Nanoscience.
20 November 2019

Dr Karl wins UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Popularisation of Science

Following in the footsteps of David Suzuki, Arthur C. Clarke and David Attenborough, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been recognised by the United Nations for his ability to communicate science to the public.
20 November 2019

Beauty in the biased eye of the beholder

When looking at paintings, we don't assess each one on its own merits. Instead, we carry a bias, according to a new study in Psychology.
17 November 2019

Engineering/Commerce student envisions future Sydney

Undergraduate Engineering/Commerce student, James Kapaniris has been named the 2019 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, for his vision to transform Sydney's living density.
15 November 2019

Working with India to address human impact of climate change

Today the University of Sydney, Australia signed an MOU research agreement with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai to work on collaborative research around the flagship theme of 'Human Security in the Anthropocene'.