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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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A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Nicole Foster PhD coastal vegetation research

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

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Where do rocks come from?

Rocks contain a layer-by-layer record of the history of our planet. Fred Moore/flickr, CC BY-NC

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

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When pets become pests: the exotic pet trade producing invasive species

Exotic pets like these, on display at the 2018 Repticon in West Palm Beach, can escape and form invasive communities. Photo courtesy of Adam Toomes

Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.

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New leader for School of Biological Sciences

Professor Laura Parry

The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.

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Higher biodiversity means healthier humans

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Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.

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Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

School of Physical Sciences - Andrew Abell research lab image

A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.

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Plant discovery opens frontiers

biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.

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Deadly diseases to be hit by single vaccine

Pictured are researchers Professor James Paton, and Drs Shannon David and Mohammed Alsharifi

Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.

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