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Opinion: A degree promises a better life but social mobility has a downside too

Higher education has long been associated with the promise of a good life. Participation, however, has no guarantees.


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The courtship lyre: why male lyrebirds mimic an alarming cue of a predator during sexual encounters

Researchers at Western Sydney University have found that male superb lyrebirds create an astonishing acoustic illusion of a flock of alarm-calling birds.


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First-of-its-kind Engineering Innovation Hub tops out in Parramatta

Charter Hall Group, Western Sydney University, and the University of New South Wales have celebrated the topping out of their $300 million world-class ‘Engineering Innovation Hub’ development at 6 Hassall Street in Parramatta.


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Opinion: It’s 2am, you’re sleeping, and a flash flood hits your home. Without a warning system, what do you do?

In March 2019, a powerful storm hit southern Nepal. Residents in the Bara and Parsa districts had little warning. They sheltered in huts made from mud and brick which collapsed in the wind and rain.


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Opinion: Can I have a pet and be housed, too? It all depends…

Barriers to housing for people with pets around Australia are the focus of newly released national research by an interdisciplinary team. Why? Because laws are changing nationally but are highly inconsistent.


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Call for gardeners and greenies to sow seeds for a sustainable future

Western Sydney University is going green, one garden at a time – and the accumulating crops have prompted a call for more environmentally-savvy student volunteers.



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