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Say hello to echidnas, poop and creepy crawlies

Echidna in the wild - Echidna CSI

Science communicators will join forces with a local echidna ecologist to share their expertise in echidnas and insects in a free, interactive workshop on Kangaroo Island, as part of National Science Week.

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Future Fellowships to boost agriculture and earth sciences research

Roseworthy wheat crop

$2.5m to advance research on enhancing crop salt tolerance; gene regulation in wheat; and the interplay between tectonics, climate and resources.

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Bringing self-sufficient power systems to the Solomon Islands

Malaita, Solomon Island

Researchers and students from the School of Mechanical Engineering will be establishing life-changing hydropower systems and training to Malaita on the Solomon Islands.

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Even koalas need a virus PCR test

Koala photo by Tamsyn Stephenson

Animal scientists have refined a test to more accurately detect viruses in koalas.

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AusOcean summer internship applications now open

"I got to do a bunch of cool and fun things, such as getting my diving certificate, going on boat trips, and meeting a group of fantastic people. But the major thing I have learnt this summer is that I can use my own unique and individual skills to make lasting and impactful change to benefit our world and oceans." Ella Pietratroia, Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science graduate and intern with AusOcean, 2019/2020.

This 3 month paid engineering internship runs from December to February providing real-world, multidisciplinary learning experiences and counts towards fulfilling engineering degree requirements. Applications close 1 September.

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Get a head start with the Top100 Future Leader Competition 2022

GC Top 100 Awards

Applications are now open for GradConnection’s annual #GCTop100 Awards! Applications close 30 August.

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UofA researchers first Australians to receive international hydrological award

McInerney Thyer Kavetski at the University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide water researchers David McInerney, Mark Thyer and Dmitri Kavetski have achieved international recognition of their outstanding research by being awarded the STAHY Best Paper Award for 2021 by the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH).

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New ARC grants to bring benefits to meat, hemp and mining industries

Davies ewe and lambs

Almost $2 million in new funding is set to advance research into red meat, hemp and mining.

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How is drought affecting cereal plants such as wheat and barley?

Wheat in glasshouse

Scientists have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants.

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Snails, slugs and stick insects - investigating the dynamics of Australia’s terrestrial invertebrate trade

Spiny Leaf Insect by Mario Madrona via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

For some people, the idea of having tarantulas and scorpions living in their house is a nightmare; for others, keeping insects is a hobby and a passion, writes Charlotte Lassaline.

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