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World's first global vegetation database

Woodland vegatation image, Greg Guerin

The world's first global vegetation database contains more than 1.1 million complete lists of plant species for all terrestrial ecosystems.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to help save Tassie devil

Tassie Devil

New research could help save the Tasmanian devil from the deadly disease that's wiping out their population

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Waite campus to host food science and technology summer school

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science students baking

An opportunity for food science, nutrition and agriculture students to learn and connect with the Australian food industry.

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Kerry Wilkinson named Australia's best wine educator

Kerry Wilkinson named Australia's best wine educator

Oenology expert Kerry Wilkinson awarded 'Best Wine Educator' in the 2018 Wine Communicator Awards.

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Wine scholarship winners are best of the bunch

Top viticulture and oenology students have been awarded scholarships to boost their study and career potential.

Top viticulture and oenology students have been awarded scholarships to boost their study and career potential.

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Trapping atoms, not space ships, with tractor beams

Dr Philip Light with the atomic chamber in which the atomic tractor beams were created

Physics researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerful tractor beam.

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Alcohol brewed from trees and other fermented drinks in Indigenous history

A sample of the Eucalyptus giunnii plant

There’s evidence that Australian Aboriginal people have a long history of using fermentation to make beverages.

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When Thailand and Australia were closer neighbours, tectonically speaking

Main image: The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia. Romana Dew, Author provided.

New geology research uncovers the deep links between Australia and Thailand.

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New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

New technique a breakthrough in human genome reconstruction

Scientists have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes.

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More than just a sparkling gem: what you didn’t know about diamonds

Diamond image

They’re made of carbon – but there’s something almost supernatural about diamonds.

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