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Australian Blue tongue lizard ancestor was round-in-the-tooth

Reconstruction of the most complete fossil lizard found in Australia, a 15 million year old relative of our modern bluetongues and social skinks named Egernia gillespieae, reveals the creature was equipped with a robust crushing jaw and was...
30-Apr-2019 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hybrid Species Could Prevent Darwin’s Finches Falling Prey to Invasive Parasite

A hybrid bird species on the Galapagos Islands could help scientists find a way to stop an invasive fly which is killing off the hatchlings of famous Darwin’s finches at an alarming rate, according to new research. 10 related species of the...
26-Apr-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Baby step towards breath-testing for gut disorders

Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses. Research published in...
17-Apr-2019 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution

A new study into one of the world’s oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the evolution of lobe-finned fishes and land animals, as published in Nature.
16-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it is named in honour of Captain Matthew Flinders, the British navigator who explored the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.

Ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide by Times Higher Education, Flinders University today comprises six Colleges teaching some 27,000 students. Flinders University researchers work across key areas of expertise, such as: biomedical and clinical sciences, health and human behaviour, culture, politics and society, molecular science and technology, environmental science and water resources.

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