News: Evolutionary Biology
A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.
Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.
Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Scientists have found a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head.
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that fossil and museum collections around the world are home to more male than female mammals.
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.
Modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia, genetic analysis reveals.
An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose
It took more than 1,000 people to form a viable population in Australia. But this was no accidental migration, the first arrivals must have been planned, scientists say.
The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.
We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?
Blackwood High School students are working with University of Adelaide researchers to develop ‘Wombot’, a new vehicle for exploring wombat holes.