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Podcast: Dr Liz Reed’s Sold Out Sprigg Talk

Dr Liz Reed is an adjunct Professor and Honourary Research Fellow at the South Australian Museum. Dr Reed gave a talk at the Sprigg Lecture Series on the 15 August on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant. Dr Liz Reed has been […]

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Sprigg Seminar: Naracoorte’s fossil caves: extraordinary windows into Australia’s recent past

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Dr Liz Reed speak! Hot off the success ARC Linkage grant with Dr Lee Arnold, Dr Liz Reed will be speaking at the South Australian Museum on the 15 August from 6-7pm. Dr Liz Reed has been involved in the Naracoorte caves since she was inspired during an undergraduate field trip […]

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A PechaKucha Night of Science

A PechaKucha Night of Science is coming to the South Australian Museum! For the uninitiated, PechaKucha is a presentation style in which presenters showcase their ideas through 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each. Its a fun and fast-paced approach to presentations. The PechaKucha Night of Science is in celebration of National Biodiversity Month and will feature […]

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Animal Evolution in Arid Australia Seminar Friday 3 May

Environment Institute member Professor Steven Cooper will present a seminar on his research ‘A New World Down Under: biodiversity and evolution of subterranean animals from the Australian arid zone’. About the speaker Professor Steven Cooper is a Principal Researcher at the South Australian Museum and an affiliate at the University of Adelaide, where he is […]

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World’s First Super Predator Had Remarkable Vision

Palaeontologists have discovered exceptionally preserved fossil eyes of the top predator in the Cambrian ocean over 500 million years ago – the fearsome metre-long Anomalocaris. The international team behind this discovery includes ACEBB researcher, Dr. Michael Lee (SA Museum and University of Adelaide) as well as Adelaide researcher Dr. Jim Jago (SA Museum and UniSA), […]

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New fossils provide evidence of powerful eyes

Palaeontologists have uncovered half-a-billion-year-old fossils demonstrating that primitive animals had excellent vision. An international team led by scientists from the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide found the exquisite fossils, which look like squashed eyes from a recently swatted fly. This discovery will be published today in the prestigious journal Nature. The lead […]

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