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400,000 people are infected each year with coronaviruses carried by bats, an early study suggests. Researchers say the data could help prevent future pandemics.

A team of researchers set up a net to catch bats at the Khao Chong Pran Cave on September 12, 2020 in Ratchaburi, Thailand during a mission to understand the coronavirus's origins. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Coronaviruses from bats could infect 407,422 people each year, a study said. The findings could help target areas for surveillance and stop human virus outbreaks, they said. About 478 million people live in regions where the bats are, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Myanmar, Bat, Holmes, University of Sydney, US National Institutes of Health, Pandemic, Lauren DeCicca Getty, Coronavirus


The US, UK, and Australia are teaming up to develop new defense technology - including nuclear-powered subs

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images President Biden announced a new security partnership - dubbed "AUKUS" - with the UK and Australia. The new working group will allow the countries to collaborate on AI, cyber, and nuclear infrastructure. Officials told POLI...
Tags: Politics, UK, Australia, Washington, France, White House, China, Politico, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, United Kingdom, Cyber


New research shows that female octopuses throw objects at males who annoy them

A new article from New Scientist reveals a fun twist to an earlier study of octopus behaviors: In 2015, Peter Godfrey-Smith at the University of Sydney and his colleagues filmed several common Sydney octopuses (Octopus tetricus) interacting at a site in Jervis Bay dubbed "Octopolis". — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Sydney, Animal Behavior, Octopus, University of Sydney, Jervis Bay, Octopuses, Animal Friends, Cephalopods, Octopi, Peter Godfrey Smith, Octopodes


New research suggests 30 to 40 minutes of exercise is needed to 'offset' a day of sitting

Regular exercise can offset the negative health impacts of sitting all day. Nitat Termmee/Getty Images About 30 to 40 minutes of exercise could offset the increased risk of death from 10 hours of sitting. That's according to an analysis of nine studies involving more than 44,000 people wearing fitness trackers. Exercise can include physical activities like walking, cycling, playing with kids, or gardening. See more stories on Insider's business page. We know that spending hour afte...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Fitness, Australia, Trends, Who, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Sitting, Emmanuel Stamatakis, ScienceAlert, Tom Werner Getty, BI General Contributors, BJSM


Next-gen COVID vaccine to make persistent neutralizing antibodies

Presently, there is a need to develop improved versions of COVID-19 vaccines that are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOC) and can confer long-term protection. Considering the need of the hour, scientists from the University of Sydney in Australia have generated a new COVID-19 vaccine CoVac-II and evaluated its effect against COVID-19 strains. The findings from this study are published on the bioRxiv* preprint server while awaiting peer review.
Tags: Health, Australia, University of Sydney


People’s perceptions of sexual orientation can change after reading informational articles, study suggests

Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of Sydney study suggests that people’s reported sexual orientation can change after reading about the nature of sexual orientation.
Tags: Health, University of Sydney


PCB appoints Dr Najeebullah Soomro to head revamped sports medicine department

A PhD from the University of Sydney, he is an expert injury epidemiologist and sports scientist
Tags: Sport, Cricket, University of Sydney, PCB, Najeebullah Soomro


Extroverted, self-centred men less likely to comply with Covid restrictions, study suggests

Non-compliers more likely to leave home to meet friends, for religious reasons, boredom, or because they want to exercise right to freedomNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingPeople who do not comply with Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are mostly male, more extroverted and more likely to put their own self-interests above those of others, suggests a new study of behaviours internationally.University of Sydney researchers...
Tags: UK, US, Australia news, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, University of Sydney, Australia Canada, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: record 239 NSW cases as coronavirus death toll rises to 13; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Review of scientific evidence supports zoonotic origin for SARS-CoV-2 with zero biological evidence for laboratory leak scenario

Recently, an international team of biologists, led by professors from the University of Sydney and the University of Edinburgh, critically reviewed currently available scientific evidence that may throw some light on the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Tags: Health, University of Edinburgh, University of Sydney


So happy to see you: our brains respond emotionally to faces we find in inanimate objects, study reveals

University of Sydney researchers find humans detect and react to illusory faces in the same way they do real facesWhether in a cloud, the front of a car, or a $28,000 toasted sandwich supposedly resembling the Virgin Mary, seeing faces in inanimate objects is a common experience.According to new research by the University of Sydney, our brains detect and respond emotionally to these illusory faces the same way they do to real human faces. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Culture, Australian education, Virgin Mary, University of Sydney


Being Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, not genetics

A new study from archaeologists at University of Sydney and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, has provided important new evidence to answer the question 'who exactly were the Anglo-Saxons?'New findings based on studying skeletal remains clearly indicates the Anglo-Saxons were a melting pot of people from both migrant and local cultural groups and not one homogenous group from Western Europe.
Tags: Science, Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Anglo Saxon, University of Sydney


Heineken 0.0: Heineken Zer0.0 Contact Bar

Heineken planned to conduct a mass sampling of their alcohol-free beer Heineken 0.0 among the crowds at the F1 GP in Melbourne. But just 3 days before the event, the F1 was cancelled due to Covid. As we quickly prepared to sample the product in bars and pubs across Sydney and Melbourne. But then they too 
were suddenly closed n in a lockdown, so we needed to urgently develop a way to get the product into the 
hands of consumers, with zero contact. Partnering with the Universit...
Tags: Advertising, Sydney, Heineken, Melbourne, University of Sydney


Creepy scenes of Australian town blanketed in spider webs

Flooding in Victoria, Australia this week has driven people, and apparently spiders, out of their homes. The mass arachnid migration resulted in a blanket of webs across East Gippsland. Australia's 7News quoted University of Sydney integrative ecologist Dieter Hochuli: "This is a surprisingly common phenomenon after floods. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Animals, Spiders, Victoria Australia, University of Sydney, Arachnids, East Gippsland Australia, Dieter Hochuli


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled in question time on changed AstraZeneca advice; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 6.18am BST It’s important to repeat that the severe and rare clotting associated w...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, University of Sydney, Michael McCormack, Coronavirus, ATAGI


‘Queue jumping’: Australians under 40 receiving Covid vaccine despite not being eligible

Some nurses are encouraging younger Australian adults to get vaccinated against coronavirus, even though they don’t meet criteriaAustralians under the age of 40 without underlying health conditions and who don’t work in high-risk professions are being vaccinated against Covid-19, and are being encouraged to do so by some nurses who say they want to see vaccines in the arms of people willing to receive them as soon as possible.But a social scientist and professor with the University of Sydney who...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Sydney, Coronavirus, Julie Leask


Australia news live update: Victoria records two new local Covid cases; Morrison heads to London for trade talks

Authorities yet to say which coronavirus rules will be relaxed in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Follow live updatesVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explainedCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 12.12am BST Another exclusive, this time from Daniel Hurst.The Australian army is investigating allegations of bullying and harassment of officer cadets at the University of Sydney regiment. Allegations include searches thr...
Tags: London, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, G7, Morrison, University of Sydney, Sydney University, Daniel Hurst, Victoria Follow, Victoria Health, Australian foreign policy


Overweight or obesity amplifies harmful effects of alcohol on the liver

Led by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, the study looked at medical data from nearly half a million people and found having overweight or obesity considerably amplified the harmful effects of alcohol on liver disease and mortality.
Tags: Health, University of Sydney, Charles Perkins


Study: ADHD is overdiagnosed and overtreated

ADHD is an extremely contentious disorder in terms of diagnosis and treatment.A research team examined 334 studies on ADHD published between 1979 and 2020.The team concluded that ADHD is being overdiagnosed and overtreated in children with milder symptoms. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been a controversial topic. While the term "mental restlessness" dates back to 1798, English pediatrician George Still described the disorder in front of the Royal College of Physicians...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, School, London, Biology, Children, Australia, Global, Adhd, Innovation, Derek, DSM, Royal College of Physicians, University of Sydney, Children's Health, George Still


New printable device could restore sight to blind people

A researcher at the University of Sydney is developing a printable device that acts like a retina and could one day restore sight to blind people.
Tags: Health, University of Sydney


Prevention, not cure: ‘We can’t just approach mental health from the disease end’

Much of Australia’s mental ill-health could be avoided if rather than focus on the system, we fix societal factors that lead to distressMental health system reform is focused on providing more services while failing to evaluate whether those services make people better, leaving people cycling in and out of a system that fails to prevent them from getting sicker, former national mental health commissioner Professor Ian Hickie says.Hickie, a psychiatrist and co-director of health and policy at the...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, University of Sydney, Mind Centre, Hickie, Ian Hickie


Student's First Academic Paper Solves Decades-Old Quantum Computing Problem (slashdot)

"Sydney university student Pablo Bonilla, 21, had his first academic paper published overnight and it might just change the shape of computing forever," writes Australia's national public broadcaster ABC: As a second-year physics student at the University of Sydney, Mr Bonilla was given some coding exercises as extra homework and what he returned with has helped to solve one of the most common problems in quantum computing. His code spiked the interest of researchers at Yale and Duke in the Uni...
Tags: Amazon, News, Abc, Australia, United States, Yale, Sydney, Duke, Amazon Web Services, Ben Brown, University of Sydney, Bonilla, EditorDavid, Pablo Bonilla, Shruti Puri


Student's First Academic Paper Solves Decades-Old Quantum Computing Problem

"Sydney university student Pablo Bonilla, 21, had his first academic paper published overnight and it might just change the shape of computing forever," writes Australia's national public broadcaster ABC: As a second-year physics student at the University of Sydney, Mr Bonilla was given some coding exercises as extra homework and what he returned with has helped to solve one of the most common problems in quantum computing. His code spiked the interest of researchers at Yale and Duke in the Uni...
Tags: Amazon, Abc, Australia, Tech, United States, Yale, Sydney, Duke, Amazon Web Services, Ben Brown, University of Sydney, Bonilla, Pablo Bonilla, Shruti Puri


Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices

University of Sydney researchers have made a significant discovery in the field of materials science, for the first time providing a full picture of how fatigue in ferroelectric materials occurs.
Tags: Science, University of Sydney


Research finds key factors that could lead to further pandemics

Humans are creating or exacerbating the environmental conditions that could lead to further pandemics, new University of Sydney research finds.
Tags: Health, University of Sydney


Researchers propose new standards to measure moisture leaks into bionic devices

Applied physicists at the University of Sydney have proposed new standards to measure moisture leaks into bionic devices such as pacemakers, cochlear hearing implants and retinal replacements.
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When Employers Mandate a 'Zoom Happy Hour'

In his "Technically Incorrect" column, Chris Matyszczyk shares one employee's gripe about their new lockdown-incuded online workplace: Writing to New York magazine's The Cut — specifically workplace advice columnist Alison Green — the employee expressed frustration about their boss's so-called Zoom Happy Hours. "These aren't really happy hours," the employee says. "They're more 'work meetings with alcohol on Zoom,' and while they're framed as not 'technically' obligatory, they definitely are, a...
Tags: New York, Tech, Chris Matyszczyk, University of Sydney, Alison Green, Petr Matous, Matyszczyk


When Employers Mandate a 'Zoom Happy Hour' (slashdot)

In his "Technically Incorrect" column, Chris Matyszczyk shares one employee's gripe about their new lockdown-incuded online workplace: Writing to New York magazine's The Cut — specifically workplace advice columnist Alison Green — the employee expressed frustration about their boss's so-called Zoom Happy Hours. "These aren't really happy hours," the employee says. "They're more 'work meetings with alcohol on Zoom,' and while they're framed as not 'technically' obligatory, they definitely are, a...
Tags: New York, News, Chris Matyszczyk, University of Sydney, Alison Green, EditorDavid, Petr Matous, Matyszczyk


NSW weather live updates: residents west of Sydney told to evacuate amid flood warnings

SES orders evacuations in the early hours as the Hawkesbury River begins to flood and Warragamba dam spills over. Follow latest updates 10.18pm GMT University of Sydney water scientist Ian Wright was on ABC News just before. He said we are in “unchartered territory” with the overflow of Warragamba dam because there has been an “enormous transformation” in the Hawkesbury Valley into an urban landscape that means a lot of people are now living in flood-prone land. “All the hard surfaces and pi...
Tags: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Abc News, Ian Wright, University of Sydney, Josh Taylor, Hawkesbury River, Warragamba, Hawkesbury Valley


Christmas Island reptile-killer identified

With wild populations decimated, Lister's gecko and the blue-tailed skink only exist in captivity. University of Sydney researchers have discovered a bacterium, which could cause their potential extinction.
Tags: Science, University of Sydney, Lister