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Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

Researcher Dr Rohan Glover, with the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) facility at The University of Adelaide

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

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

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Researchers develop a non-invasive test for smoke contamination in vineyards

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Researchers have trialled a non-invasive model for detecting smoke contamination in grapevines.

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Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Scientists have found a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head.

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Why are fossils more often male?

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that fossil and museum collections around the world are home to more male than female mammals.

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Restrained or unrestrained – Dogs travelling in cars set for a ‘ruff’ ride

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Researchers call for compulsory testing of in-car dog restraints and better education about the dangers of having pets loose in your car.

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Tackling the causes of the Amazon forest fires

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If we are so concerned for the rainforest why don’t we do more globally to help protect it?

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It’s common for dogs to be scared of going to the vet

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A new study finds up to 40 per cent of owners report their pet dogs are scared while being examined by a vet.

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Zinc helps body fight pneumonia

Zinc rich foods

Scientists show that zinc in your diet can protect you from the main bacterial cause of pneumonia.

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Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

Sciences 3 minute thesis finals 2019 winners

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition