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Tectonic time-lapse: One billion years of Earth’s history in 40 seconds

Distribution of continental crust, ocean basins and plate boundaries in the plate model at 0 Ma (current day). Credit: Merdith et al. 2021 (Earth Science Reviews).

Adelaide scientists are part of an international research team that has published the first full tectonic plate reconstruction of the last billion years.

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High CO2 to slow tropical fish move to cooler waters

Moorish idol - a coral reef species extending its ranges into temperate Australia under climate change. Image credit: Ericka Coni

Ocean acidification predicted under continuing high CO2 emissions may make cooler, temperate waters less welcoming to tropical fish.

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Careers with STEM profile: Vet graduate Hannah Passmore

Uni of Adelaide veterinary alumni Hannah Passmore. Image courtesy of Careers With STEM

Dr Hannah Passmore saves lives for a living thanks to 'koalafications' obtained at the University of Adelaide.

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Science awards celebrate academic, student and staff success

Science awards 2020 Linda Armbrecht

The recent Faculty of Sciences’ awards showcase celebrated research, teaching, leadership, professional staff and student success.

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Students and graduates leading backyard biodiversity and citizen science

Biology Society of South Australia Bradley Bianco

Ever wanted to attract native reptiles, bees and birds to your backyard?

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Fish have bigger sex organs and more reproductive success in acidic oceans

The common triplefin

Some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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University offers: Hey new students, we’re here to help!

University of Adelaide student - Maths Lawns, North Terrace campus

You've received an offer, what now? Learn how we can help.

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A letter to my Year 12 self – Sophie Dolling

Science student Sophie Dolling

"If I were to have my time at uni again there are a few things I wish I knew…"

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Ancient DNA research reveals evolutionary secrets of Game of Thrones dire wolves

Artwork credit: Mauricio Antón/Nature. Caption: Somewhere in Southwestern North America during the late Pleistocene, a pack of dire wolves (Canis dirus) are feeding on their bison kill, while a pair of grey wolves (Canis lupus) approach in the hopes of scavenging. One of the dire wolves rushes in to confront the grey wolves, and their confrontation allows a comparison of the bigger, larger-headed and reddish-brown dire wolf with its smaller, grey relative.

University of Adelaide scientists have sequenced the ancient DNA of dire wolf fossils for the first time and uncovered new secrets of the animal made famous by the TV show Game of Thrones.

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Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

Echidna CSI

University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

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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