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05 March 2018

10 Sydney women to watch

This International Women’s Day we celebrate 10 remarkable University of Sydney women who are making substantial contributions to improving people’s lives and the world we live in.
18 January 2018

Explainer: extreme heat in sport

Record-breaking temperatures during the Ashes cricket test match in Sydney led many to wonder: how hot is too hot to continue playing sport safely?

17 October 2017

Gravitational waves world-first discovery Down Under

A Sydney team was the first in the world to confirm radiowaves from the latest gravitational waves event, resulting from a spectacular neutron star merger that has produced light and radio waves as well as gravitational waves.

05 October 2017

'Squirtable' elastic glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed.

27 September 2017

University of Sydney partners with German Aerospace Centre

A new partnership will see the University of Sydney work closely with Germany’s national space agency the German Aerospace Center (DLR) on new space engineering projects.

12 September 2017

Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

Scientists have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape - and found faster-spinning galaxies are flatter and rounder. The discovery was made sampling 845 galaxies and could help provide insights into a galaxy’s past.

17 August 2017

Sex selection researcher wins Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Sydney has scooped the Australian Institute of Policy & Science’s Young Tall Poppy Awards, with recipients including Angela Crean as 2017 winner for her work on reproduction and environmental impacts on sperm and offspring. 

17 August 2017

A policy powerhouse launches at University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has launched the Sydney Policy Lab with 14 projects aimed at addressing vital Australian and international policy issues. 

11 August 2017

How urban seasnakes lost their stripes

WATCH: Seasnakes are turning black because of pollution, a study in New Caledonia has shown, while the snakes in pristine waters retain their stripes. Corresponding author Prof Rick Shine explains the phenomenon in a video.

09 August 2017

Explainer: what is the gender pay gap?

What are the causes of Australia’s gender pay gap? Dr Elizabeth Hill, expert in work and family policy from the Department of Political Economy, explains.