Category Archives: University News

400-year-old book our latest literary treasure

The University of Sydney Library recently received an extraordinary donation: a first edition of The Workes of Benjamin Jonson from 1616, along with a 16-volume set of the Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare (sic) curated by Edmond Malone and originally published in 1790, and…

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Eleven Eureka Prize finalists

Prestigious science prizes honour our researchers Eleven University of Sydney individuals and groups have been named as Eureka Prize finalists in recognition of their excellent scientific research, leadership and engagement. The Eureka Prizes are Australia’s most comprehensive national science awards,…

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Everything you need to know about daylight saving

Origins, misconceptions and facts about daylight saving time Daylight saving is a ritual observed by over 40 percent of the world, but why do we change our clocks and how does it impact your sleep? University of Sydney experts explain….

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Scientists unlock crops’ power to resist floods

Tweaking proteins in staple foods could help feed a warming world Scientists at the universities of Oxford and Sydney have discovered the structure of an enzyme that helps control oxygen in crops. They hope it provides a platform to improve…

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