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More than a mimic: new study finds male lyrebirds sample, compose and share songs

New research led by Western Sydney University has found that male lyrebirds 'compose' long complex songs created out of mimicked sounds ‘sampled' from their environment, and share these songs with their neighbours.


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Opinion: Listen to the Albert’s lyrebird: the best performer you’ve never heard of

Mention the superb lyrebird, and you’ll probably hear comments on their uncanny mimicry of human sounds, their presence on the 10 cent coin, and their stunning tail. Far less known – but equally, if not more, impressive – is the Albert’s lyrebird.


Western Sydney University collaborates on multi-disciplinary summer school

Western Sydney University will partner with Powerhouse Parramatta and Holdmark to establish a multi-disciplinary summer school focused on urban design, transformation, and holistic approaches to the built form.


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Study raises questions about common concussion assessment tool

In a new study, co-authored by Western Sydney University, many athletes reported symptoms that are often used to diagnose concussions even though they did not suffer a head injury.


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Opinion: ‘I always have trouble with forms’: homeless people on how poor literacy affects them – and what would help

Homelessness remains a huge problem in Australia and an important contributing factor is low literacy levels.


Western and Sydney Alliance team up on climate action and housing affordability

A new partnership between Western Sydney University and Sydney Alliance is providing unique placement opportunities for up to 35 Social Work students each semester and extending the reach and community impact of important social activism projects.



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