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Coronaviruses have been hijacking human genes for 20,000 years

Coronavirus graphic. Image by Gerd Altmann, from Pixabay.

Humans have been exposed to coronaviruses for more than 20,000 years, according to new University of Adelaide research.

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New standards to assist conservation and decision-making

TERN fieldwork

University of Adelaide and TERN researchers have partnered with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) to standardise both environmental monitoring and data systems for improved decision-making.

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Top talent to boost State’s quantum materials future

Professor Glenn Solomon

One of the world’s leading experts in quantum materials has joined the University of Adelaide.

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DNA tracking of timber to increase forest sustainability and integrity

A teak tree is sampling in Laos - Photo by Double Helix Tracking Technologies

University of Adelaide scientists have created a DNA fingerprint map to link teak timber back to its plantation of origin and help reduce the $40 billion illicit trade of timber in the Asia Pacific region.

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Scientists on a mission from moon to mars

IPAS - Professor Nigel Spooner

New projects will contribute to investigating the feasibility of deep space exploration to destinations such as Mars.

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Lab report: COVID detector dogs start trials at Adelaide Airport

COVID dogs Adelaide Airport

Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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The Federated States of Degradia

Carbon Neutral, a Perth-based carbon offset provider, has planted 30 million native trees and shrubs since 2008. Their ambition is to plant a 200km highway of trees across Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, as shown in this image taken using a carbon neutral drone by photographer Russell Ord.

With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?

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New genetic biocontrol research to help prevent mice plagues

Paul Thomas microscope

Scientists are partnering with the CSIRO and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions to fine new solutions to control mice populations.

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COVID testing: Use a Labrador instead of a laboratory

Detector Dog Quake

Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.

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Blind dating: Scientists sense the sex life of sea snakes

Sea snake sex life

Meet the sensitive new age sea snakes that use touch receptors to help them locate and court females.

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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