Microplate discovery dates birth of Himalayas

An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean—helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

Male seahorse and human pregnancies remarkably alike

Their pregnancies are carried by the males but, when it comes to breeding, seahorses have more in common with humans than previously thought, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.

Big data maps world's ocean floor

Scientists from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences have led the creation of the world's first digital map of the seafloor's geology.

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to type 2 diabetes

The middle classes from developing countries are more susceptible than western Caucasians to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in today's changing environment. New research published today in Cell Metabolism ...

Scale-free networking gives humans a competitive edge

Humans arrange themselves into scale-free networks to give themselves a competitive edge according to research published this month in Nature's Scientific Reports. The work conducted by University of Sydney researchers expands ...

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