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New ARC grants to bring benefits to meat, hemp and mining industries

Davies ewe and lambs

Almost $2 million in new funding is set to advance research into red meat, hemp and mining.

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How is drought affecting cereal plants such as wheat and barley?

Wheat in glasshouse

Scientists have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants.

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Snails, slugs and stick insects - investigating the dynamics of Australia’s terrestrial invertebrate trade

Spiny Leaf Insect by Mario Madrona via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

For some people, the idea of having tarantulas and scorpions living in their house is a nightmare; for others, keeping insects is a hobby and a passion, writes Charlotte Lassaline.

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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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