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Adelaide scientist wins ‘bronze’ at global neurophotonics event

Mengke Han - IPAS

A project to map the hearing capability of zebrafish has won Mengke Han third prize at the global Frontiers in Neurophotonics’ summer school.

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Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment

Alex Copper and xynisteri vines

Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Plant Accelerator, Waite campus

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

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Disease-free locals 'koalafy' as population protectors

Koala, Cleland

Chlamydia-free koalas from Kangaroo Island may be needed to help save declining populations in other parts of Australia.

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New model suggests lost continents for early Earth

Models for the distribution of crustal thickness in early Earth. The crust in the prevailing paradigm is mostly oceanic, with some thin continental crust.  The new model predicts a thicker and greater continental portion that was not preserved.

Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.

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An incredible journey - the first people to arrive in Australia came in large numbers, and on purpose

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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.

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New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

A fossil of the giant new trilobite species Redlichia rex

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.

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A shore future for our coastal vegetation

Nicole Foster PhD coastal vegetation research

Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.

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