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Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare

Play is often considered an indicator and promotor of animal welfare. Playing with your cat may also nurture closer cat-human bonds. In a new study, scientists have investigated these links by applying in-depth empirical methods to analyse data...
2-Feb-2023 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen. The international team was led by the University of Adelaide’s Professor Shizhang Qiao and Associate Professor Yao Zheng from the School of Chemical...
31-Jan-2023 7:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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There’s something fishy about flake sold in South Australia

It is a popular takeaway choice at fish and chip shops, but new research has revealed threatened species of shark are being sold as flake at some outlets across South Australia. The University of Adelaide study is the first of its kind to examine...
22-Jan-2023 11:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Manufacturing advances bring material back in vogue

One of the world's most important artificial materials is back in vogue because scientists are harnessing its properties for new and diverse future applications such as space navigation and farming.
19-Jan-2023 6:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Island tiger snakes’ skulls adapt to eat large sea bird chicks

A study by researchers from the University of Adelaide and other institutions has found that in a population of island tiger snakes the bones in their jaws increase in length after feeding on large prey, while their mainland counterparts show no...
17-Jan-2023 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Catalyst for more efficient chemical production on the horizon

An innovative technique is being developed by scientists that could allow Australia to lead the way in more sustainable manufacturing of fuels and chemicals.
8-Jan-2023 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers find the snake clitoris

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide has provided the first anatomical description of the female snake clitoris, in a first-of-its-kind study.
13-Dec-2022 7:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Centre to Grow Space Food Expertise

A new research centre, led by the University of Adelaide, will focus international expertise on finding ways to provide the next generation of space explorers with nutritious foods, and the on-demand supply of materials and medicines.
3-Nov-2022 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts chart the pathway to decarbonising heavy industry

Experts will converge on Adelaide to chart the most prospective pathways to decarbonise heavy industry at this year’s High Temperature Minerals Processing (HiTeMP) 3 Forum hosted by the University of Adelaide.
22-Sep-2022 9:05 PM EDT

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Rewriting the History of the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

21-Jul-2022 8:05 PM EDT

Discovery Casts Dark Shadow on Computer Security

Two international teams of security researchers have uncovered Foreshadow, a new variant of the hardware vulnerability Meltdown announced earlier in the year, that can be exploited to bypass Intel Processors’ secure regions to access memory and...
14-Aug-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Why It's "Homicide Bomber" Not "Suicide Bomber"

A suicide prevention expert has called for the term "homicide bomber" to replace the widely used "suicide bomber", because he says people who kill themselves while murdering others have few similarities to actual suicide victims.
3-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Omega-3 Continues to Astound Award-Winner

After decades of research, scientists continue to uncover the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids – and there are many more discoveries yet to come, according to a nutrition researcher being honored for his lifetime of achievement in this field.
16-Apr-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Will the New World Cup Soccer Ball Bend?

Physics experts at the University of Adelaide believe the new ball created for the 2010 World Cup, called the Jabulani, will play "harder and faster", bending more unpredictably than its predecessor.
8-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Herbal Medicines Can be Lethal, Pathologist Warns

A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs.
8-Feb-2010 8:30 AM EST

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Global Effort to Extract More Oil and Gas

A University of Adelaide petroleum geologist is spearheading an international project to extract more oil and gas from the ground, potentially saving companies billions of dollars.
17-Feb-2009 9:45 PM EST

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