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Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Naturally-diverse airborne environmental microbial exposures modulate the gut microbiome and may provide anxiolytic benefits in mice

Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.

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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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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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Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

Researcher Dr Rohan Glover, with the Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA) facility at The University of Adelaide

A unique new facility at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse and contamination.

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New PhD opportunities in environmental remote sensing

Remote Sensing

New environmental remote sensing PhD opportunities are available working with researchers from our School of Biological Sciences and the CSIRO.

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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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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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Why is the colour blue so rare in nature?

Blue Morpho butterfly

Blue is a very prominent colour on earth. But when it comes to nature, blue is very rare. Less than 1 in 10 plants have blue flowers and far fewer animals are blue.

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