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Soil bugs play greater role in climate change than first thought

A new study published in the international journal Nature reveals changing global temperatures could effect the activity of subterranean microbes, triggering soils to release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


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Peter Jonason awarded Ig Nobel prize for study into Night Owls

Peter Jonason has been awarded the Ig Noble Prize for Psychology for research showing people who stay up late at night are more likely to display anti-social personality traits.

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Researchers investigate the impacts of bushfires on the Blue Mountains LGBTI community

A study into how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents in the Blue Mountains have been impacted by bushfires is now calling for participants.

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UWS partnership with Penrith City Council to bring benefits for region

Penrith City Council has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with UWS to formalise its partnership with the University.

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A bite sized round-up of news from the University of Western Sydney community.


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Study finds false perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk.


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New research reveals clock ticking for fruit flies

Queensland fruit flies that inflict damage on the nation's horticultural industry may be about to see their numbers take a significant dive thanks to new research.




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Should children under 13 be allowed their own Google accounts?

Google may soon offer children under 13 a simple and safe way to access internet services including Gmail and YouTube, but how will this affect online safety?


Kevin Dunn

Shelving of race law changes reflects popular opinion

The Head of Australia’s largest study into racism has congratulated the Federal Government for dropping planned changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.




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Burnt trees after a bushfire

Researchers investigate the impacts of bushfires on the Blue Mountains LGBTI community

A study into how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents in the Blue Mountains have been impacted by bushfires is now calling for participants.


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Citizen scientists to help save Murray River turtles

Saving the turtles in the nation's biggest river, the Murray-Darling, requires a big effort, one that crosses the boundaries of universities and industry and scientists and citizens.





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