News: Evolutionary Biology

New DNA test created to locate rare underwater animals

Blind Cave Eel (Ophisternon candidum)

Scientists create new species-specific tests that can detect endangered and hard-to-find aquatic animals through the DNA they shed in the water.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 12, 2020

Dr Susan Hazel

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: June 5, 2020

Tanya Nowland animal science graduate and production animal researcher

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

Associate Professor Glenn McDonald

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Ancient DNA researchers surprised by genetic continuity of Andes civilisations

Andes mountains Peru

The first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America has uncovered some surprising results.

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Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Forecast warming threatens species in biodiversity rich regions, including the Indo–Pacific

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

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eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A tiny (0.7 mm long) crustacean from the family Parabathynellidae found in groundwater aquifers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Image by Kym Abrams)

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Scientists suggest living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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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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