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What's trending in science?
Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.Read more about Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast
Scientists create new species-specific tests that can detect endangered and hard-to-find aquatic animals through the DNA they shed in the water.Read more about New DNA test created to locate rare underwater animals
A new ThincLab innovation hub is being established at Loxton in the Riverland to drive AgTech and food innovation and to assist regional entrepreneurs.Read more about Agtech innovation to be driven by new Riverland hub
Connecting early career scientists with more experienced graduates; your update from the Sciences Alumni Network.Read more about Sciences Alumni Network launches inaugural mentoring program
A new approach to grape growing that takes the science of precision watering to a new level is underway in the Riverland region.Read more about Precision watering for Riverland vineyards
Grain growers in the southern cropping region should avoid spraying annual ryegrass with clethodim herbicide when frost is forecast, say experts from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.Read more about Frost forecast? Delay the spray, say weed scientists
Vikrant Minhas and colleagues at the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases are leading new research into how bacteria cause disease.Read more about Stopping the spread of deadly bacteria
Scientists have collated a new resource to improve the understanding of in-season nitrogen requirements of crops.Read more about Researchers provide support for growers eager to capture crop yield potential
Using high-resolution 3D imaging, researchers have discovered how cereal cyst nematodes interfere with plant root development to hijack water and nutrient flow.Read more about Getting to the root of soil parasite infections in wheat
How far away can dogs smell and hear? Animal behaviour expert Dr Susan Hazel has the answer.Read more about How far away can dogs smell and hear?
The Environment Institute has appointed internationally acclaimed conservation biologist Professor Hugh Possingham as its new chair.Read more about Esteemed biologist to chair Environment Institute
New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.Read more about Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes
Revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity resulting in human health benefits, researchers say.Read more about A return to the wild for better immune health
Palaeontologists have found fossils of a huge extinct animals that answer, but also pose new questions in the megafauna extinction debate.Read more about Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia
Researchers set to learn more about household behaviours around food waste in order to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill.Read more about New research aims to improve household bin behaviour
University of Adelaide remote sensing research features on the cover of the journal Geoarchaeology.Read more about Scientists use novel remote sensing techniques to map ancient Aboriginal ‘tool-stone’ resources
Scientists discover that the risk of lyssavirus transmission from South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying fox is lower than anticipated.Read more about New research shows zoonotic virus prevalence in Adelaide's Grey-headed flying foxes
The first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America has uncovered some surprising results.Read more about Ancient DNA researchers surprised by genetic continuity of Andes civilisations
Genetics breakthrough for an international team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide’s Davies Research Centre.Read more about New technique delivers complete DNA sequences of chromosomes inherited from mother and father
The University of Adelaide has appointed Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, part of the Top Talent program to attract the world’s best minds to South Australia.Read more about New 'Top Talent' appointment to elevate University's critical minerals research
University of Adelaide students of oenology and viticulture are blind tasting wines in the familiar surrounds of their homes as part of their online learning.Read more about Students develop taste to study winemaking online
New research shows two proteins in rice involved in pollen aperture formation are essential in the successful pollination of flowering plants.Read more about Scientists discover proteins in rice vital for pollination