School of Biological Sciences

Students go underground with ‘Wombot’

Wombat photo

Blackwood High School students are working with University of Adelaide researchers to develop ‘Wombot’, a new vehicle for exploring wombat holes.

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11,000 year old genomes uncover population history of the Americas

Ancient DNA - skeleton Americas

11,000 year old genomes uncover remarkable details about the population history of Central and South America.

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The secret lives of fish

Snapper image

Biologists need a careful understanding of population characteristics and dynamics to sustainably manage wild fish.

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Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'

Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'

Scientists discover fate of the giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn

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World's first global vegetation database

Woodland vegatation image, Greg Guerin

The world's first global vegetation database contains more than 1.1 million complete lists of plant species for all terrestrial ecosystems.

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Why we're watching the giant Australian cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

We're spying on hundreds, even thousands of tentacled organisms with their unusual distinctive W-shaped eye pupils, and pulsating colours.

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Plant fossils show the Snowy Mountains were once a lush rainforest

Lilly Pilly or Syzygium smithii growing in forest at Nymboida National Park

Lilly Pilly fossils found in old gold mines of the Snowy Mountains, prove the region was once a lush rainforest without snow.

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When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Uluru

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this history, and their precise place within it.

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Love Story Wins Sciences 3-Minute Thesis Final

3 Minute Thesis winners 2018

Judges fall in love with Joseph Rossi’s biochemistry story about love and betrayal at the Faculty of Sciences 3-Minute Thesis final.

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Designer molecule targets cancer growth protein

A graphical representation of the new molecule (yellow sticks) interacting with ‘the sliding clamp’ (green surface).

Check out the new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers. It shows huge potential for future cancer treatment.

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