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Gone feral: Why Australia needs to kill cats

Feral cats kill millions of Australian animals a year. Mark Marathon/AAP

In light of a UN report highlighting the world’s extinction crisis, Australia urgently needs well-targeted cat culls.

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Uncovering long-term growth histories in fishery species

Fishery growth research by Jasmin Martino

Jasmin Martino investigates the use of ear stone chronologies for understanding long-term trends and drivers of growth in fisheries.

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Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas

News Australia’s epic story. Shutterstock/Lev Savitskiy

The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.

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Underground beetle breathing brainteaser solved

Breathing beetles - P. macrosturtensis on the rock

Scientists have uncovered how aquatic beetles breathe in underground water.

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On top of the world: Sciences research ranks high in ERA results

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) research using 3D printing for the Austofix wrist plate.

Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.

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Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease

Urban rewilding

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health.

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Undersold: Climate change threats much greater than reports

Climate change - drought image

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is overly conservative.

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