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Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event

Mengke Han - IPAS

A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.

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Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment

Alex Copper and xynisteri vines

Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Plant Accelerator, Waite campus

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

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New ‘vet tech’ degree to target emerging skills gap

Veterinary technology

A new three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University’s Roseworthy campus will train ‘paraveterinary’ health care specialists.

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Moo-ve over methane... Scientists show we can breed cattle that produce less gassy emissions

Professor John Williams

Animal scientists have found the genetics of a cow strongly influence the composition of their gut and how much methane they produce.

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Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors

Koala, Cleland

Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.

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New model suggests lost continents for early Earth

Models for the distribution of crustal thickness in early Earth. The crust in the prevailing paradigm is mostly oceanic, with some thin continental crust.  The new model predicts a thicker and greater continental portion that was not preserved.

Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.

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An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose

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It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.

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No yee-haw: What endangered creature are your cowboy boots made from?

Of cowboys, fish, and pangolins: Example images of leather products advertised on the US eBay website.  The boots in (a) are made from pangolin skin and were advertised as pre‐owned “classic anteater boots” of the brand “Lucchese,” valued at US$1,500 as a starting price and available for international shipping.  The boots in (b) are also Lucchese boots, but made from arapaima skin. These boots were advertised as “New with defects,” valued at US$415.65 as a starting price and also available for international

Researchers investigating the world’s exotic wildlife trade have made a startling discovery...

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New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

A fossil of the giant new trilobite species Redlichia rex

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.

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