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Gene scans provide deep insights into plant evolution

Gnetum gnemon (Nature)

The availability of high-quality plant genome sequences and advances in functional genomics is revolutionising our ability to understand plant evolution.

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New Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science

Ramsay Fellow Fiona Whelan

Fiona Whelan has been appointed as the newest Ramsay Fellow in Applied Science.

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Who's eating away Australia's national parks?

Kangaroos grazing

Australia’s national parks are under serious threat of overgrazing and native kangaroos are major contributors to the problem.

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Urban rewilding paper wins Bradshaw Medal

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A research paper that recommends increasing urban green spaces to prevent human disease, has won a significant award in its field.

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Marine biologists provide deep thoughts on kelp forests

Kelp image

Australian and New Zealand researchers have joined forces to document their view of kelp forests.

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Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Scientists have found a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head.

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Why are fossils more often male?

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that fossil and museum collections around the world are home to more male than female mammals.

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Tackling the causes of the Amazon forest fires

Wildfire

If we are so concerned for the rainforest why don’t we do more globally to help protect it?

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Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

Sciences 3 minute thesis finals 2019 winners

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

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