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21 November 2018

Farmers growing for good

National Agriculture Day catch phrase is ‘Grow for good’, and we think that is worth celebrating. It is an opportunity to pause and consider all the good farmers do every day.
20 November 2018

Doomed star in Milky Way threatens rare gamma-ray burst

A star system shrouded in serpentine clouds, named Apep after the Egyptian god of chaos, is about to explode. Sydney researchers say that Apep's conditions are a perfect stellar storm to create a gamma-ray burst.
19 November 2018

Standing on the shoulders of silent giants

How this writer finds inspiration in our female forebears
19 November 2018

Our non-Indigenous allies: the story continues with an amazing woman in STEM

Celebrating biology alumnus and high school science teacher Dr Libby Sakker
19 November 2018

Opening doors with drug design

Gertrude Elion was a pioneer in chemistry and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988.
19 November 2018

The unknown Marie Curie

On 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assasinated. A bizarre chain of events unfolded which, within a few weeks, launched the major European Great Powers into war.
19 November 2018

Where are the women in STEM?

Welcome to the final Science Alliance newsletter for 2018 which features, among other great topics, a focus upon women in STEM.
19 November 2018

Careers in science: where your science degree could take you

You may be wondering what a degree in science or mathematics could mean for your career. Rest assured – there is a huge range of opportunities waiting for you.
19 November 2018

Carp-culling project will be a one-hit wonder, experts warn

Associate Professor Joy Becker is a member of the National Carp Control Program Scientific Advisory Group. Her research suggests the CyHV3 virus will not overcome the carp's 'remarkable fecundity'.
14 November 2018

How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online

Research by academics in the School of Psychology has shown that online interaction between groups that have historically been hostile or distrustful has brought people together and shifted prejudices.
14 November 2018

Mastering the art of science communication

Ketan Joshi is a Bachelor of Science graduate who is passionate about communicating science to the world. Find out why he chose to study science and where his career has led him.
12 November 2018

Global mathematics institute launched at the University of Sydney

The institute will play a critical role in transforming the cultural status of mathematics in Australia and connecting all Australian mathematicians to the very best in the global research community.
05 November 2018

Dressing up for Melbourne Cup Day: a racehorse point of view

The scientific community has only recently begun to put ancient and modern theories on horse handling and training to the test to identify which techniques and devices work and why.
05 November 2018

Alliance with Taronga delivers conservation degrees at Sydney

With extinction rates accelerating across the world, the need for scientists dedicated to conservation has never been greater. Now students can pursue their dreams with a world-class education dedicated to wildlife preservation.
02 November 2018

Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum tech

In a world-first demonstration of topologically protected biphoton states, physicist Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo has opened up a pathway to use light to develop a new type of qubit, the building blocks for quantum computers.