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27 November 2019

Koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’ but they are in danger

Reports claiming koalas are in demise went viral on Twitter this week, particularly after the American journalist Dan Rather shared it with his followers. Experts say the reports may lead to apathy around conservation.
25 November 2019

Four winners at RACI awards

Presented on 22 November at the awards dinner in Brisbane, the awards recognise outstanding work in chemistry, from student achievement to career excellence.
25 November 2019

What are lost continents and why are we discovering so many?

Led by ARC Future Fellow Dr Maria Seton from the School of Geosciences, a multi-institutional team is finding surprising new information about the nature of continents, from Zealandia and beyond.
20 November 2019

Anita Ho-Baillie announced as inaugural John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience

A world-leading expert in solar cell research, Anita Ho-Baillie will next year join Sydney Nano and the Faculty of Science as our first Chair of Nanoscience.
20 November 2019

14 academics named in influential highly-cited scholars list

Academics recognised as world-leading experts in wide-ranging science disciplines, from renewable energies and soil science to chronic disease prevention and cancer research.
20 November 2019

Dr Karl wins UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Popularisation of Science

Following in the footsteps of David Suzuki, Arthur C. Clarke and David Attenborough, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been recognised by the United Nations for his ability to communicate science to the public.
20 November 2019

Beauty in the biased eye of the beholder

When looking at paintings, we don't assess each one on its own merits. Instead, we carry a bias, according to a new study in Psychology.
14 November 2019

Nanoscale neural network developed with Japan and US researchers

Neuromorphic network developed by Professor Zdenka Kuncic in collaboration with UCLA and the Japanese National Institute of Materials Science exhibited emergent brain-like behaviour resembling some cognitive functions.
11 November 2019

NSW and Queensland bushfires: experts available for comment

How might bushfires threaten animals like the koala? What's the link between coal and CO2? University of Sydney experts are available for comment on issues related to bushfires.
08 November 2019

Saving Australia's sea lion population

Every sea lion pup in Australia contracts hookworm. Veterinary scientist Rachael Gray and her team are conducting a trial at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, with a topical treatment that could help the endangered species' population recover.