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How do we detect the impact of rising sea levels?

Soil sulfur isotopes Emily Leyden

Scientists have come up with a simple new test to analyse sulfur isotopes which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in water.

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Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Rice field image by Nattapon Jaroenchai from Pixabay

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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New research centre to accelerate future crop development

Stuart Roy researcher photo

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

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Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

Genetics lab

Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

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Experts refute River Murray estuary claims

River Murray, Waikerie, South Australia by John Morton (CC by 2.0)

Scientists confirm that the lower River Murray was not an estuary more than 7,000 years ago – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions.

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Time to wake up to the illegal trade of sleepy lizards

Smugglers attempt to disguise shingleback lizards as other freight to the detriment of the animals health and wellbeing.

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.

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Scientists unearth secrets about the evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches

A giant burrowing cockroach (Macropanesthia rhinoceros), a species commonly bought as a pet that can reach up to eight centimetres long and weigh 30 grams. Image by Yi-Kai Tea

Evolutionary biologists have assessed the phenomenon of parallelism in soil-burrowing cockroaches for the first time.

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Optical imaging and battery technology focus for Laureates

Professor Kishan Dholakia (left) and Professor Zaiping Guo

Two University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council.

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Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Christina vet bio student

Meet Christina, a University of Adelaide veterinary bioscience student studying remotely from Hong Kong.

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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