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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Neanderthals and Homo sapiens more similar than previously thought

A cave on the Atlantic coast near Lisbon has provided researchers with key archaeological information that questions the behavioural gap once thought to separate Neanderthals from contemporaneous Homo sapiens.

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Participants wanted for wine packaging research study

Researchers are investigating consumer opinions on wine packaging - and they need your help!

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‘Game changing’ salt tolerant wheat set for field trials

Field trials will begin at Roseworthy and Red Hill for a new type of salt tolerant bread wheat that has the potential to boost both the yield and profit of Australian and international crops.

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Science graduate helps conservationists find a new community online

Meet science alumna Jessie Pannazolo, the founder of a new online community called Lonely Conservationists.

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New program to steer high school students into STEM careers

The new STEM Academy will provide high school students with a clear pathway into STEM degrees, and an understanding of the jobs their studies can lead to.

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Barley partnership brewing between scientists and engineers

University of Adelaide agri-food and wine scientists and chemical engineers have paired up with the goal to improve the quality of beer and wine.

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Scientists a step closer to malaria drug development

Scientists have identified a key protein that controls malaria parasite entry into host red blood cells.

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Does your horse cough? Perhaps it has asthma

Could recent bushfires have increased respiratory distress in horses? Our researchers are investigating.

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Emerging grape and wine researchers win Wine Australia scholarships

Eight emerging University of Adelaide grape and wine researchers have been given a boost with Wine Australia scholarships to support their PhD and masters research.

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Industry chips in to save spud scraps

Up to 100,000 tonnes of potatoes could be saved from the bin each year, thanks to a new $1 million research and development partnership with some of Australia's largest potato producers.

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New funding for carbon storage in coastal ecosystems

Scientists are investigating the potential for more carbon storage in our coastal ecosystems with new funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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Advanced fertiliser research forges ahead with new industry contract

Enhanced spreading, improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact will be the focus of continuing fertiliser research under a new five-year partnership agreement with US-based fertiliser producer The Mosaic Company.

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Scientists develop CT scanning technique for stress tolerance in wheat

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance.

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The bush is a hive of activity, but let's not forget our native pollinators

The honeybee industry sustained considerable losses in the recent fires, but native species of bees, beetles, flies and birds are just as important for crops.

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Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

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Self-fertile almond varieties create buzz ahead of harvest

Upcoming almond harvest to provide the best commercial indication yet of the success of University-developed self-fertile varieties.

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Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

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Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

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Leading particle physicist receives highest Australia Day award

Honours for Professor Anthony Thomas, who put the University of Adelaide on the world map of outstanding centres working in fundamental nuclear and particle physics.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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Drones helping Australian sea lion survival

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Scientists are using drones to investigate the health of these animals.

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Digital technology to transform vineyard management

$5m digital technologies project to support on-farm decision making for winegrape production.

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Watch: 2020 Future Scientist Information Evening

Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future; re-live or catch up on the Future Scientist information evening we held on campus.

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New study reveals a huge neutron star collision 3.4 times heavier than the sun

University of Adelaide physics researchers involved in a new study revealing possible collision of two neutron stars.

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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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Healthy coastal habitats combat climate change

How coastal systems can help mitigate climate change in South Australia.

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