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DNA mapping confirms there are three species of modern elephant

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A team of international scientists involving the University of Adelaide have published the first map of the elephant family’s genomic history.

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Giant handaxes suggest that different groups of early humans coexisted in ancient Europe

Stone axeheads

Even our earliest human ancestors made and used technology - something we can look back on thanks to the lasting nature of stone tools.

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

Lead author Jarrod Hodgson, University of Adelaide, standing in one of the replica colonies of seabirds constructed for the #EpicDuckChallenge.

A few thousand rubber ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring.

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Middle Earth preserved in giant bird dung

Image caption: Moa skull. Image courtesy Patrick Bürgler/Flickr.

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

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Online relinquishment of pets now the norm

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Online advertising of unwanted pets now makes up a large proportion of pet relinquishments across Australia, a recent University of Adelaide study has confirmed. 

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New wine scholarships and prizes make 2018 a great vintage

Viticulture and oenology student

Scholarships and prizes worth a total of $180,000 over the next three years are now available for students of grape growing and winemaking.

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New home for grapevine virus testing

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Plant virus testing and elimination services formerly provided by Waite Diagnostics have been transferred to The Australian Wine Research Institute.

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Kapil Chousalkar to lead the Faculty of Sciences' gender, equity and diversity

 Kapil Chousalkar

Associate Professor Kapil Chousalkar has been appointed the Director of Gender, Equity and Diversity.

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Highlights from CSSM in 2017

Dr Phiala Shanahan - PhD (Physics & Astro)/BSc (High Perf Comp Phys)(Hons)  |  “At the University I was able to work closely with world leaders in my field and learn from them in an incredibly supportive environment. It was the best possible start to my academic career”

Key updates from the centre including new videos and a PhD graduate who's been named in the 'Forbes 30 under 30'!

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What’s Australia made of? Geologically, it depends on the state you’re in

Scrub on the Nullarbor Plains

We think of Australia as a solid landmass. But it’s actually more like a jigsaw puzzle that has been put together over many millions of years.

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