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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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Why we're watching the giant Australian cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

We're spying on hundreds, even thousands of tentacled organisms with their unusual distinctive W-shaped eye pupils, and pulsating colours.

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Plant fossils show the Snowy Mountains were once a lush rainforest

Lilly Pilly or Syzygium smithii growing in forest at Nymboida National Park

Lilly Pilly fossils found in old gold mines of the Snowy Mountains, prove the region was once a lush rainforest without snow.

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Tiny Research wins Tall Awards

2018 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners

They’re working on a small scale to make a big impact in their respective fields. Meet Dr Ben Sparkes and Dr Cameron Shearer.

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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