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COVID testing: Use a Labrador instead of a laboratory

Detector Dog Quake

Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.

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Blind dating: Scientists sense the sex life of sea snakes

Sea snake sex life

Meet the sensitive new age sea snakes that use touch receptors to help them locate and court females.

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Which environments did ancient Aboriginal peoples forage in Australia’s Western Desert?

Habitat suitability model. Excavated rockshelter sites with long archaeological sequences (lime green) include: (1) Karnatukul (Serpent’s Glen), (2) Bushturkey-3, (3) Kaalpi, (4) Puntuntjarpa, (5) Parnkupirti, (6) Puritjarra, (7) Glen Thirsty, (8) Tjungkupu, and (9) Kulpi Mara.

Scientists have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to suggest the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in the Western Desert.

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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

Insect collections Braggs labs

New technologies to play vital role in discovering and documenting all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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Insights into continuous waves from neutron stars

Artist’s impression of continuous gravitational waves generated by a spinning asymmetric neutron star. Image: Mark Myers, OzGrav-Swinburne University.

Using data from the LIGO and VIGO detectors, scientists are on the cusp of hearing what they call a continuous gravitational wave or the murmuring of a neutron star.

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Wine Industry Mentor Program announces new participants

Wine computer

Sixty-two early career professionals have been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program.

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Going viral: What happens in a virology lab?

Biomedical sciences uni of adelaide

Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?

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Scientists use DNA testing to help reduce the illegal export of endangered medicine tree

Cameroon forest aerial photo

The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility is helping reduce the illegal export of timber, by testing for genetic variation between populations of the endangered African Cherry tree.

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Smokescreen: New tool for the wine industry to prevent smoke taint

Trial of activated carbon hood technology to prevent smoke taint in grapes.

Scientists and industry have teamed up to lead trials of new smoke taint protection technology, designed to save wine grapes from the crippling impact of bushfires.

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Tiger cub by Jan Van welt from Pixabay

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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