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e-Science Magazine

Produced by the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide, e-Science is a free magazine that offers interactive feature articles written by our researchers and complemented by resources specifically designed for teachers.

  • Feature articles written by key researchers linked to the 10 Big Questions in science
  • Interactive elements in each article which bring the science to life
  • Resources available "at your finger tips", ready for use in the classroom

Available for free download through iTunes (iPad format) and on the web.

  • Download e-Science magazine (free)

    Issue 18 iPad | Web

    • The surge in cephalopod populations around the world
    • How resistant bacteria can survive our best medicines
    • The snotty vampire weed that could help protect our biodiversity
    • What ways we can store more environmentally friendly fuels

    Plus the latest breakthroughs, classroom resources, and useful apps and websites. Download it now!

Previous Issues

  • 2016

    Issue 17 iPad | Web

    • The wasps defending your veggie patch from caterpillars
    • How centuries old teeth can help us understand disease
    • What plant viruses can do for us and against us
    • The hormone that lets wheat feel stress

    Issue 16 iPad | Web

    • How geologists are using grass to find minerals
    • Sunscreen made from fish slime
    • What dinosaur fossils tell us about their blood temperature
    • The researchers making sure our food is as fresh as possible

  • 2015

    Issue 15 iPad | Web

    • How stomach ulcers in horses can be diagnosed and treated
    • The hidden life in soils that helps feed the world
    • How researchers are making smart targeting anti-cancer drugs
    • What fossil flowers and volcanoes can tell us about past forests

    Issue 14 iPad | Web

    • How our understanding of soil can help manage recovery after a bushfire
    • Naracoorte’s fossil caves and what they reveal about past biodiversity
    • The battle to stop antibiotic resistant bacteria
    • How lasers and bad breath can help detect diseases early

    Issue 13 iPad | Web

    • The technology allowing us to watch ultra-fast chemical reactions
    • South Australia’s secretive southern hairy-nosed wombat and the fight to protect it
    • How history is reshaping our view of today’s oyster reefs
    • Bush fire’s silent side effect on wine production

    Issue 12 iPad | Web

    • Dark matter and its role in the universe as we know it;
    • The tectonics behind the formation and destruction of ancient continents;
    • The South Australian fossils revolutionising early animal evolution; and
    • Why liquid biofuels are an essential building block for sustainability.

  • 2014

    Issue 11 iPad | Web

    • How birds out-evolved their dinosaur ancestors;
    • The research creating perkier pigs;
    • The science behind outsmarting the smartest viruses in the world; and
    • The plight of the nautilus; Australia's living fossil.

    Issue 10 iPad | Web

    • How quantum physics is helping to understand radiation
    • Why unmanned aircraft are so useful for conservation
    • The routine test designed to catch stomach cancer early
    • How luminescence is uncovering secrets about the ancient and modern world

    Issue 9 iPad | Web

    • The research helping to manage the spread of invasive species
    • Why a naturally occurring bacteria is very useful to plant breeders
    • How much your body relies on dietary metal
    • How electromagnetic cameras "see" under the Earth's surface

    Issue 8 iPad | Web

    • How cell movement can influence disease
    • The local nature of global climate change
    • How Earth loses its stores of heat
    • Why nitrogen is an essential element for feeding the world
  • 2013

    Issue 7 iPad | Web

    • How scientists are developing the most precise clocks on Earth
    • Why we’re breeding better almonds
    • What mobile DNA can tell us about the relationships between species
    • How genetics is perfecting the humble steak


    issue 6Issue 6 iPad | Web

    • How astronomers are using gamma-rays to delve deep into our universe
    • What marine parasites reveal about their hosts
    • The history of X-ray crystallography and its impact on the medicines of today
    • How the humble zebrafish is aiding in the fight against Alzheimer's disease


    issue 5Issue 5 iPad | Web

    • How the earth is eating the oceans
    • Why superbugs are more than just a human health concern
    • Semiconductors and the future of fuel
    • How native bees can safeguard our crops


    issue 4Issue 4 iPad | Web

    • How fossils reveal the hot and wet world of the Eocene
    • The possibilities of plastic solar cells
    • How evolution is helping to make better wine
    • The effects of deforestation on genetic diversity of forest species


  • 2012

    Issue 3Issue 3 iPad | Web

    • The fight against a global health threat
    • Discovery of the Higgs boson
    • What DNA can tell us about the past
    • How our love of chocolate can help developing communities

      Issue 2Issue 2 iPad | Web

      • How soil science is used to solve criminal investigations
      • How we can feed the world sustainably
      • Why junk food is so hard to resist
      • How hot rocks in the earth can provide energy

        Issue 1Issue 1 iPad | Web (Launch Issue)

        • There are amazing research stories from areas of physics, marine biology, chemistry and medical science.
        • They go beyond explaining a scientific area or phenomenon; they talk about real research and its application in the real world.

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