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Climate Change Wiped out the ‘Siberian Unicorn’

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn. An international team of researchers from Adelaide, Sydney, London, the Netherlands, and Russia, have settled a long-standing debate about the relationship of the Siberian unicorn to living […]

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Research Tuesdays: An Apple a Day

The upcoming Research Tuesdays presentation will cover how seemingly little things can have big consequences on our health. Every day, we make a raft of minor choices—about our diet, product use and lifestyle—that over time have a major impact on our wellbeing. Where: The Braggs Lecture Theatre When: Tuesday 9th October 2018 Time: 5:30 PM […]

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2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards Finalists

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following Environment Institute Members finalists for the 2018 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Excellence in Research Collaboration The Aboriginal Heritage Project, partnership between the local members of the Aboriginal community, the SA Museum, the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales – ACAD Australian Centre […]

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Podcast: Health and the human microbiome

Dr Laura Weyrich, DECRA Research Fellow from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide was interviewed by Sarah Martin on Radio Adelaide’s The Sound of Science Program. In Laura’s interview she expands upon what can be learnt from the evolution of the human microbiome and how it can inform approaches to current […]

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Vodcast: Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind. Richard Fortey

Professor Richard Fortey recently visited Adelaide University to present a public lecture entitled: “Survivors: the animals and plants that time has left behind.” Professor Fortey presented to a full house nearing 500 people keen to hear about the organisms from the past that continue to survive today. In this presentation, Professor Richard Fortey addresses the […]

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New Zealand claims back the Kiwi after ancient DNA testing

Almost 20 years ago, Alan Cooper from the Australian Centre of Ancient DNA found that the Kiwi might actually originate from Australia. Given that the emu and cassowary are the Kiwis closest living relatives and that New Zealand split off from Australia when Gondwana broke up, this was a logical suggestion. Alan Cooper is from […]

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Genographic Project Results

Listen to Prof Alan Cooper reveal the results from a recent Genographic Project event held in Adelaide. The Genographic Project results were ‘revealed’ to participants last Tuesday 7 December at an event held at the Science Exchange, RiAus. Listen to Prof Alan Cooper and Dr Wolfgang Haak (University of Adelaide) and visiting Prof Carles Lalueza-Fox […]

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Bringing back bits from the dead.

Mammoth haemoglobin has been successfully resurrected by a team including scientists from ACAD. Professor Alan Cooper, the Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA was part of a team of scientists who have resurrected mammoth haemoglobin using ancient DNA preserved in 25,000 to 45,000 year old bones. Watch the clip below to learn how […]

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