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19 December 2019

Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives

PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare.
18 December 2019

10 of the best science discoveries at Sydney in 2019

From 'insectageddon' and saving our sea lions to an antidote for box jellyfish venom and the world's oldest semen, it's been a very busy year for our scientists. Here are just a few of their discoveries.
17 December 2019

Sydney research among most influential of 2019

Three research papers featuring University of Sydney academics - on the 'insect apocalypse', the birthplace of modern humans and the global climate emergency - have been ranked among the world's most influential scientific studies for 2019.
17 December 2019

The science of Star Wars - and how it has changed movies forever

How sound is the science of Star Wars? What will the end of franchise mean for fans? University of Sydney experts in film, pop culture and astrophysics weigh in.
17 December 2019

Keep your pet safe this festive season

The festive season can be a busy time of year for humans, but its also a very busy time for our companion animals. Dr Anne Fawcett, from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, offers her top tips for caring for your pets this festive season.
05 December 2019

58 Discovery Project grants awarded to Sydney researchers

Federal Education Dan Tehan announced the latest round of ARC Discovery Project grants, including funds for 58 research projects involving University of Sydney researchers and administered by the University.
04 December 2019

Great Barrier Reef study shows how reef copes with rapid sea-level rise

PhD student Kelsey Sanborn has shown how the reef has dealt with environmental stresses in the recent past in order to understand how it might react to climate change in the future.
02 December 2019

Placebo use among Australian GPs surprisingly high

Most Australian GPs have used a placebo in practice at least once, with active placebos (active treatments used primarily to generate positive expectations) more commonly used than inert placebos, according to a new study in Psychology.
02 December 2019

First studies reveal the occurrence of 'chew and spit' behaviour

Study led by Phillip Aouad from the School of Psychology has laid out how widespread this disordered eating behaviour is. While low among adults, up to 12 percent of teenagers report episodes of chewing and spitting out food.
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.