The number of students studying science subjects in Australian tertiary institutions is on the decline.
Over the last few years several people in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide have been working hard at trying to address the issue of the relevance of science in education. Having introduced an Enhanced Learning in First […]
HOW will we conserve species diversity? As the world warms, the geographic ranges occupied by species are shifting and climate changes, how can we help species survive in and migrate across our now fragmented landscapes?
To read more about species migration go to Dr Thomas Prowse ‘s article at the Advertiser < Link >. Dr Prowse is […]
How can we help to feed the world sustainably? We are currently facing a global food crisis and drought is the biggest contributor.
Many of the crops we grow, such as wheat, are dependent on natural rainfall to provide enough water for growth and eventually good grain production.
By investigating growth genes we aim to understand how […]
How can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels?
Cows passing wind get a hard time for their contribution to climate change, but it’s burping that really expels the troublesome methane they generate.
To read further on how cow manure can help reduce use of carbon-intensive fertilisers, go to Rachel Crees article of the same title: < […]
*How did life evolve on Earth?
FOR life to continue and evolve, organisms must successfully reproduce.
Did you know that not all organisms do this in the same way?
Single cell organisms, such as bacteria, mainly reproduce using asexual reproduction, where the cell duplicates its genome (DNA) and then divides into two so that each […]
Question: Where will the nanoscience revolution take us?
Answer: To curb climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, society must cut reliance on such fossil fuels as coal and oil and switch to non-polluting renewable forms of energy. For more information about this article go to:
[ Can you Believe it? article – Store green power with nanoscience]
This article […]
Q) HOW do we unravel causes of disease?
A) HEPATITIS B and Hepatitis C are very important diseases – together they cause more than one million annual cases of liver cancer, one of the most deadly cancers.
For more detail on how people are infected by Hepatitis B and C, what the symptoms are and more specifically […]
Q WHAT is life?
A THE single most important act of any living organism is to pass on its genetic information to its offspring to ensure survival of the species. It is believed that if each cell went through more cell divisions, a person would die far quicker. That is because the probability of changes […]