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Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia

Life and death in tropical Australia, 40,000 years ago. Giant reptiles ruled northern Australia during the Pleistocene with mega-marsupials as their prey. Image Credit: R. Bargiel, V. Konstantinov, A. Atuchin & S. Hocknull (2020). Queensland Museum.

Palaeontologists have found fossils of a huge extinct animals that answer, but also pose new questions in the megafauna extinction debate.

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Disposing bad habits: New research aims to improve household bin behaviour

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Researchers set to learn more about household behaviours around food waste in order to reduce the amount of food sent to landfill.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 15, 2020

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Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists use novel remote sensing techniques to map ancient Aboriginal ‘tool-stone’ resources

Boone Law remote sensing northern South Australia

University of Adelaide remote sensing research features on the cover of the journal Geoarchaeology.

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New research shows zoonotic virus prevalence in Adelaide's Grey-headed flying foxes

Grey-headed flying fox - Credit: Craig Greer

Scientists discover that the risk of lyssavirus transmission from South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying fox is lower than anticipated.

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Ancient DNA researchers surprised by genetic continuity of Andes civilisations

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The first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America has uncovered some surprising results.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 8, 2020

Tiah Bampton living her childhood dream working at the Naracoorte Caves (ABC South East SA: Isadora Bogle)

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New technique delivers complete DNA sequences of chromosomes inherited from mother and father

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Genetics breakthrough for an international team of scientists led by the University of Adelaide’s Davies Research Centre.

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New 'Top Talent' appointment to elevate University's critical minerals research

Dr Carl Spandler, Associate Professor of Critical Minerals

The University of Adelaide has appointed Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, part of the Top Talent program to attract the world’s best minds to South Australia.

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Students develop taste to study winemaking online

Virtual wine tasting

University of Adelaide students of oenology and viticulture are blind tasting wines in the familiar surrounds of their homes as part of their online learning.

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