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12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.
08 February 2019

Inspiring accomplishments by our women in STEMM

Meet three University of Sydney women who are breaking down the stereotypes and inspiring the next generation to pursue a career in STEMM.
07 February 2019

Get to know the elements

It’s been 150 years since Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev developed the periodic system, and there's a lot to celebrate. Dr Alice Motion shares a little something about each of the 118 elements.
06 February 2019

Underwater forests threatened by future climate change, new study finds

Research by Dr Ziggy Marzinelli finds predicted ocean warming and acidification can change microbes on the surface of kelp, leading to disease and further decline of kelp forests putting fisheries at risk.
05 February 2019

Teachers share what entering the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize is really like

Finding an imaginative way to explain science in a short film has been the challenge enjoyed by school students and their teachers each year for over a decade in the University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize.
05 February 2019

Scientific breakthroughs take time, research confirms

Dr Isobel Ronai, who completed her PhD at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, makes the case for basic biological research.
05 February 2019

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

A new method to take genetic material from wild plants to boost the disease resistance of food crops is the outcome of an international collaboration.
01 February 2019

Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth - with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself.
30 January 2019

Sydney scientists named on Periodic Table of younger chemists

This year is the UN's International Year of the Periodic Table of elements. To help celebrate, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has named Associate Professor Elizabeth New and Professor Richard Payne as selenium and iron.
30 January 2019

Study shows dangerous bee virus might be 'innocent bystander'

Research by Professor Madeleine Beekman means the Australian honey bee industry might need to rethink its approach to preparing for the arrival of the Varroa mite, which threatens local bee populations.