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Dr Peter Horton

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Olympics, Sociology of Sport, Sports History, Rugby union football, Physical Educ...
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One million Australians living in "unhealthy" housing

25-Aug-2016 New research led by the University of Adelaide has highlighted the link between poor living conditions and health, and estimates that more than one million Australians are living in sub-standard housing. The findings are published in the Journal of Pre ... more...

New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint

25-Aug-2016 A James Cook University scientist says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered. JCU’s Professor Bill Laurance has taken part in a study to map the ec ... more...

90 years of monitoring change in arid zone

19-Aug-2016 A 400 hectare piece of land in South Australia’s outback, 400 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, is providing important data to help researchers and land and environmental managers understand arid zone ecology and the impacts of grazing by sheep and p ... more...

It's a gut feeling: how your nerves are linked to obesity

17-Aug-2016 A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide next week (Tuesday 23 August) will help to explain the important role of nerve signals in the gut in maintaining health, and how that system is disrupted by obesity. "When we feel full after a me ... more...

Astronomy shown to be set in standing stone

17-Aug-2016 University of Adelaide research has for the first time statistically proven that the earliest standing stone monuments of Britain, the great circles, were constructed specifically in line with the movements of the Sun and Moon, 5000 years ago.   Th ... more...