Disgust towards ectoparasites – such as fleas – negatively affects how women view men with beards

Women who find bearded men less attractive may be deterred due to their potential risk for carrying ticks, bugs and lice, according to a University of Queensland study published today.

15 January 2020

The University of Queensland sent out 3071 offers to students this morning, bringing the total number so far to nearly 8700.

15 January 2020
A short-eared possum wrapped in a blanket

University of Queensland academics have discussed a number of issues that have emerged during Australia's unprecedented bushfire season.

10 January 2020

The protection of Australia’s threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient ‘umbrella’ species were prioritised for protection, according to University of Queensland research.

7 January 2020
Dr Mickael Mounaix and Dr Joel Carpenter

Research from The University of Queensland aimed at controlling light in scattering materials, such as fog or biological tissues, will benefit future biomedical imaging and telecommunications.

7 January 2020
UQ's Engineering Precinct Battery system

The switch has been flicked on one of Queensland’s largest behind-the-meter battery storage systems, capable of powering 175 average homes for 24 hours.

6 January 2020

Receiving occupational therapy at home has been found to be effective for people living with dementia, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

6 January 2020

A novel immunotherapy treatment has saved family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer, thanks to collaborative research at The University of Queensland.

2 January 2020
Mel O’Callaghan, Centre of the Centre 2019, digital still, courtesy the artist and Kronenberg Mais Wright, Sydney; Galerie Allen, Paris; Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon

A major exhibition by Paris-based Australian artist Mel O’Callaghan, will open at UQ Art Museum on 22 February 2020.

20 December 2019

The Australian Government is offering 40 students up to $60,000 each in financial assistance for eligible programs at UQ’s Gatton campus.

20 December 2019
Turbulence (seen here in cyclones) ... is described as the oldest unsolved problem in physics. Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

University of Queensland researchers have combined quantum liquids and silicon-chip technology to study turbulence for the first time, opening the door to new navigation technologies and improved understanding of the turbulent dynamics of cyclones...

20 December 2019
Traditionally, the seeds were ground to a raw paste and eaten as a cold gruel – like a eucalyptus-flavoured porridge.

Indigenous wisdom and modern science are helping to bring a highly nutritious seed to the world’s attention.

19 December 2019
By dating the sediment rather than the fossils themselves, the archaeologists could pinpoint the fossils' age.

Ninety years after Dutch geologists excavated human fossils in central Java, scientists finally have pinpointed the fossils' age at around 120,000 years.

19 December 2019
Associate Professor Maree Toombs

The University of Queensland has appointed an Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement) to lead reconciliation in the Faculty of Medicine.

18 December 2019
Commissions and projects by artists and collectives on the theme of ‘union’ will be presented at The University of Queensland Art Museum

A series of major exhibitions, commissions and projects by artists and collectives on the theme of ‘union’ will be presented at The University of Queensland Art Museum throughout 2020.

18 December 2019
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