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Part of a disCERNing crowd

Astrophysicist Martin White discusses life with and around the Large Hadron Collider.

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Awards: Sciences' researchers, students and staff shine in 2019

Researchers, graduate students and sciences' staff were recognised for their achievements in 2019 at the recent Faculty of Sciences end of year awards function.

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$45 million injection into SA health and biotech industry

The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund has today been launched – a new $45 million investment fund that will accelerate the development and commercialisation of health and bio-technologies from South Australia for the global market.

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Insects are under threat - here's six ways to help them

Are you planning a big garden clean-up this summer, or stocking up on fly spray to keep bugs at bay? Before you do, it’s worth considering the damage you might cause to the insects we share the planet with.

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Chemistry, physics and earth science research given $4 million boost

School of Physical Sciences' researchers have received $4 million in funding from the Federal Government in the latest round of ARC Discovery Grants.

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Healthy coastal habitats combat climate change

Coastal Carbon Opportunities project scientists research the potential for coastal systems to help mitigate climate change in South Australia.

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Participants wanted for Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting

Scientists are investigating the sensory attributes driving the typicity of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon wines - and they need your help!

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A collapsing star in a distant galaxy fired out some of the most energetic gamma rays ever seen

New research shows we still have much to learn about gamma-ray bursts; but gives us confidence that our methods to detect them are improving.

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Scientists discover enzyme structure: potential to manipulate wine acidity

Scientists have uncovered the structure of a grape enzyme that could lead to the manipulation of wine acidity without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Why do trees lose their leaves?

Professor Andrew Lowe says it all comes down to water.

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Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.

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Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution

The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.

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Food scientist is new head of Agriculture, Food and Wine

An internationally recognised food scientist and leader of research organisations in Australia and the United States has been appointed the new Head of the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

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New Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science

Fiona Whelan has been appointed as the newest Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science.

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Making high value products from agricultural waste

Sunscreen from mushroom waste, healthy skincare products from apples and berries, and high-tech materials from Brussels sprout stalks?

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New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit

A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.

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Who's eating away Australia's national parks?

Australia’s national parks are under serious threat of overgrazing and native kangaroos are major contributors to the problem.

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Urban rewilding paper wins Bradshaw Medal

A research paper that recommends increasing urban green spaces to prevent human disease, has won a significant award in its field.

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Local geoscientist the first Australian student to win award

Geoscientist Natalie Debenham has been awarded the Journal of Structural Geology’s 'Student Author of the Year Award'.

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Participants wanted for Chardonnay tasting

Scientists are investigating our understanding of wine complexity - and they need your help.

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Marine biologists provide deep thoughts on kelp forests

Australian and New Zealand researchers have joined forces to document their view of kelp forests.

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Wine graduates making it big in Mexico

Mauricio and Ben met while studying viticulture and oenology at the University of Adelaide and their friendship grew over their shared love of all things food and wine.

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Local boost for AgTech, food and wine start-ups

Start-up companies in agricultural technology, food and wine are being given a guiding hand with a new business incubator launched at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.

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Shedding new light in many directions

In a unique initiative, Defence Science and Technology and the University of Adelaide are conducting dual-use research that has found applications in defence, mining, medicine, soil forensics and archaeology.

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Podcast: Koalafications for becoming a zookeeper

Animal science graduate Michelle Birkett talks about her dream job as a zookeeper in Sarah Holloway’s latest ‘Seize the Yay’ podcast.

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Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

A unique new facility at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination.

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New PhD opportunities in environmental remote sensing

New environmental remote sensing PhD opportunities are available working with researchers from our School of Biological Sciences and the CSIRO.

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