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The illegal wildlife trade has bigger ramifications than you might think

A vendor display featuring a sulcata tortoise, one of the largest tortoise species in the world, at a reptile trade convention in Florida, USA

Scientists have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.

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SA Drought Hub to expand after funding boost

Chris Preston

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

Sedimentary layers in Mars photographed by Curiosity rover (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS).

University of Adelaide scientists will develop computer vision and machine-learning techniques to examine the fossil evidence of the Ediacara Biota – the earliest evidence of complex life.

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Can we extract ancient DNA from dinosaurs?

Tarbosaurus dinosaur by 5350755 from Pixabay

Delve into the science behind ancient DNA – what exactly is it, and how easy is it to extract from remains?

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Pollen home delivery sweet for honey bees

Honey bee visits potted polliniser plant on the back of a slow moving vehicle

Scientists have teamed up with Adelaide Hills growers to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards.

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Extinction risk of native bee populations increased by bushfires

The golden-green carpenter bee (Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus Female)-Xylocopa, is a species especially vulnerable to fire, with much of its habitat burnt during the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires. Image credit James Dorey.

The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five-fold after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, according to new research.

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Buying bats on eBay? Your health could be at risk

Bat specimen preserved in a wooden box, sold on Ebay

New research on the trade of exotic animals explores the public health risks and the impact on animal populations and forest ecosystems.

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New partnership to focus on carbon capture and storage research

School of Petroleum

Chevron Australia is contributing more than AUD$2.45 million to support a new laboratory and new research positions in carbon storage engineering and science.

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Can we use urine to power batteries?

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An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

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Transcription factors controlling seed development

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Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project understanding seed development in flowering plants.

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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