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18 October 2018

Sydney Nano announces its five Grand Challenge projects

Professor Ben Eggleton has outlined the defining projects that will shape the direction of Sydney Nano following a competitive process that attracted high-quality applications from across the University of Sydney community.
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

STEM Works connects teachers with industry

It’s not often that high school science teachers get to leave the classroom, but thanks to STEM Works held on 11 October, 34 teachers from across NSW got to see the inside of Westpac and Google and hear why they value STEM skills in their staff.
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.
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.
09 October 2018

Time to focus on masculinity in mental-health training

New research by Zac Seidler shows the need to tailor training programs for men's health needs. He says men will seek help more readily when practitioners and services engage with social determinants of mental health.
08 October 2018

Earth sciences conference run by students for students

School of Geosciences is hosting the Geological Society of Australia Earth Sciences Student Symposium for New South Wales. This conference will showcase research from both undergraduate and postgraduate students.