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Getting to the root of soil parasite infections in wheat

Kara Levin used confocal microscopy to generate 3D images of cereal cyst nematode infection in wheat roots

Using high-resolution 3D imaging, researchers have discovered how cereal cyst nematodes interfere with plant root development to hijack water and nutrient flow.

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How far away can dogs smell and hear?

Dog image

How far away can dogs smell and hear? Animal behaviour expert Dr Susan Hazel has the answer.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 5, 2020

Tanya Nowland animal science graduate and production animal researcher

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

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Esteemed biologist to chair Environment Institute

Professor Hugh Possingham

The Environment Institute has appointed internationally acclaimed conservation biologist Professor Hugh Possingham as its new chair.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

Associate Professor Glenn McDonald

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

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Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes

Dr Bruno Simoes (right) with students examining a snake during foraging in Western Australia. Photo: Bruno Simoes, University of Plymouth

New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Urban garden image by Jacob Mills

Revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity resulting in human health benefits, researchers say.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 22, 2020

The University of Adelaide's Associate Professor Stuart Roy and SARDI's Dr Rhiannon Schilling are looking for opportunities to better understand soil and crop variability in sodic and saline soils. Image: Katherine Hollaway, GRDC

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

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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

Compost image by Ben Kerckx from Pixabay

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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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