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From darkness to light: new findings unravel how plants control energy generation

Researchers at Western Sydney University and The Australian National University have discovered new chemical communication pathways that determine how a plant changes when it emerges from darkness in the soil to light.


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A city-by-city guide to how water supplies fared in Australia’s summer of extremes

Australia has just experienced a summer of environmental extremes. Water has played a key role.


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Entire hillsides of trees turned brown this summer. Is it the start of ecosystem collapse?

The drought in eastern Australia was a significant driver of this season’s unprecedented bushfires. But it also caused another, less well known environmental calamity this summer: entire hillsides of trees turned from green to brown.


Western Sydney University celebrates ‘Each for Equal’

On International Women’s Day Western Sydney University acknowledges the achievements and impact of women within our University community and across the globe.


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Opinion: COVID-19 death toll estimated to reach 3,900 by next Friday, according to AI modelling

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has so far caused about 3,380 deaths, infected about 98,300 people, and is significantly impacting the economy in many countries.


International act to strike a chord at Art of Sound

Western Sydney University will welcome the acclaimed Turner Brown Band to its Penrith campus as part of the Art of Sound 2020: World Creative Music Public Performance on 12 March.



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