University of Sydney

'No Drill' Dentistry Shows Fillings Aren't Needed in Many Cases

Yes!<p>Many of us fear going to the dentist, and that fear is made worse by the dreadful prospect that on any given visit, you could be subjected to a …

Science

80-Year-Old Escalator Was Repurposed To Create A Mind-Bending Installation That Feels Like A Dream

Wynyard station installation (Sydney) which looks like it was cropped out from “Inception” and dumbed at the heart of the commercial capital of …

Culture

Why cutting carbs can increase your risk of diabetes

Australians risk increasing their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer if they cut quality carbohydrates high in …

Nutrition

Integrable Systems 2017 – Integrable Systems Group

Nail Akhmediev: Nonlinear Schrodinger equation, its extensions and rogue wave solutions<p>Vladimir Bazhanov: Towards Canonical Quantization of …

Australian Universities

The Ground Beneath Our Feet - 1A

During a major soil catastrophe — the Dust Bowl — President Franklin Roosevelt told state governors, “The nation that destroys its soil destroys …

Science

Quantum Computing Breakthrough Brings Ultra-Powerful Machines Closer to the Real World

Researchers have invented a device considered crucial for scaling up quantum computing, potentially paving the way for scientific breakthroughs using …

Quantum Mechanics

Online dating: Increase Pulling Power

Boost your chances of finding a match by following these simple online dating rules to create the perfect profile.<p>THE DOs AND DON’Ts OF ONLINE …

Relationships

University of Sydney colleges probe reveals challenging culture for women

At least one quarter of female students at University of Sydney colleges have experienced sexual harassment while six percent of women have …

Gender

International scholarship holders heading home to help

This week, 61 students from 22 countries celebrated the completion of their international scholarships in a ceremony at the University of Sydney.<p>The …

Mount Everest

There'll be no change at University of Sydney colleges without courage from students

I remember the night I sat on the edge of my bed at college, hands numbly furling and unfurling a print-out photo of myself and my friend in our …

Education

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Photo: Drew Angerer/ Getty Images.<p>Here’s the top tech news for Wednesday:<p><b>1. Amazon has entered the Sydney real estate market.</b> The web giant, due to …

High Sierra

'Loot boxes' and pay-to-win features in games look a lot like gambling

Do you play Angry Birds? Candy Crush? Pokémon Go? You're part of a huge and growing global digital games industry.<p>And even if you pay nothing to …

Gaming

What epic London-Perth flight will be like

Speaking at the opening of the new Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport, Mr Joyce said his staff was used to eyebrow raising requests, but three …

Airlines

Australians will trade privacy for security if you frame it right

If you want to invade the average Australian's privacy, tell them it will prevent terror and you will be on your way.<p>Australians are a fearful bunch …

Privacy

Dropbox pips rivals Google, Microsoft and Apple for multimillion dollar University of Sydney deal

The University of Sydney has signed a contract, understood to be worth many millions of dollars, to deploy cloud-based collaboration platform Dropbox …

Australian Universities

Why we need to take a stand against domestic violence

While the rate of domestic and family violence changes over time, the impact on survivors remains devastating. Ahead of White Ribbon Day, experts …

Australian Universities

Pivotal period in Aboriginal Australian art captured

Flinders University City Gallery: A Thousand Journeys, The Helen Reed Collection.<p>A transformative period in Aboriginal Australian art is captured in …

Australia

Ambassador to Kuwait

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jonathan Gilbert as Australia's next Ambassador to Kuwait.<p>Australia and Kuwait have a strong relationship …

Julie Bishop

“Offensive” University of Sydney ad banned for linking the word “criminal” to race

The advertising standards board has ordered the University of Sydney amend a billboard campaign after complaints were lodged suggesting the ad …

Australian Universities

‘The impression is that non-caucasian people are criminals’

Part of the university’s “Unlearn” campaign, the billboard featured children’s hands holding a chain-link fence under the words “unlearn …

Australia Day

Welcoming our 23 newly elected Fellows

Leading experts in arts and culture are among 23 outstanding figures in the humanities to be elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities – …

The Arts (Australia)

University of Sydney commerce exam cancelled over fears of security breach

Up to 1000 students at the University of Sydney are in limbo after their final exam was abruptly cancelled on Friday morning due to fears the exam …

Australian Universities

Only the best architecture should eat up our beloved parkland - and Sydney Modern isn't it

Minimalism is a ruthless style, unforgiving and implacable. It is seriously hard to pull off and even harder to live with. Why, then, are we so …

Avant-garde

Neuroscience research provides evidence the brain is strobing not constant

First sight, now sound -- new discoveries show perception is cyclical<p>It's not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That's the finding …

The Brain

The Way Our Brains Process Sound Is Weirder Than We Ever Expected

Sounds are constantly flickering in our minds.<p>Our brain processes what we hear in waves, with sensitivity to incoming sounds flickering between our …

Science

This academic says Myanmar's history shows the scope of Rohingya conflict

Jonathan Bogais, associate professor at the University of Sydney, says conflict with the Rohingya in Myanmar goes back to World War II.

Australian Universities

Same-sex marriage result: Don't blame western Sydney for its No vote

I'm a proud Westie and I voted Yes. While I can't speak for all western Sydney people, I was surprised to learn 12 of only 17 electorates that voted …

Same-sex Marriage

Chinese Nationalism Jostles With Academic Freedom in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a routine quiz in a university business class in Australia, but the answer to one of the questions was a surprise: Chinese officials are truthful only when careless or drunk.<p>Gao Song, a student from China at Monash University in Melbourne, was so upset that he …

News

On same-sex marriage, the sharpest divisions are just down the road

In a country the size of Australia, sometimes political differences are sharpened by distance. On SSM, the great divides can be just across the …

Same-sex Marriage

First open-heart surgery on Sydney pooch

A Sydney pooch named Prince has been given a new leash on life after receiving the first Australian open-heart surgery on a dog.

Medicine