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Study indicates alarming fall in dolphin numbers

A study of how many dolphins are caught in tuna fishing nets estimates the mammals may now be at just 13 per cent of their numbers prior to 1980. James Cook University’s Dr Putu Mustika was part of an international group that looked at the bycatch from tuna gillnets (including driftnets) in the Indian Ocean. The group was led by ... 28-Feb-2020 more

Adelaide Uni to host T20 national championships

Adelaide University Cricket Club (AUCC) will host the National Premier T20 Championships starting Tuesday 3 March. The T20 cricket champions of each state and territory across the country (with two each from both NSW and Victoria) will compete over two days with matches at the Club’s home ground at Adelaide University Oval, War ... 28-Feb-2020 more

Advanced fertiliser research with new Mosaic contract

Enhanced spreading, improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact will be the focus of continuing fertiliser research under a new five-year partnership agreement between the University of Adelaide and US-based fertiliser producer The Mosaic Company. Based at the University’s Waite campus, the Fertiliser Technology Research ... 27-Feb-2020 more

Heart defects increase four-fold in IVF twins

Having twins from IVF or other related procedures quadruples the chance that a baby may have congenital heart problems. Professor Michael Davies from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute collaborated on a study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, of more than half-a-million births in Ontario, Canada, which ... 26-Feb-2020 more

CT scanning wheat grains for stress tolerance

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance. They believe the new system will allow more accurate and much more rapid analysis of wheat heads, speeding up the process of breeding for plants better adapted to climate change. It will also enable ... 26-Feb-2020 more

University of Adelaide recognised for gender equity

The University of Adelaide has been recognised for its work to improve gender equity and diversity with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia. Part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative, the internationally recognised award recognises an ... 21-Feb-2020 more

Australia needs to leave its tourism comfort zone

Australia’s tourism marketing needs to diversify for it to remain sustainable, and tapping into popular culture could be the answer. James Cook University researcher Dr Valeriya Radomskaya has investigated ways in which Australia could improve its tourism offerings and found “popular culture tourism” is being ... 21-Feb-2020 more

Coral disease risk factors revealed

Researchers from James Cook University and the University of Hawai‘i have identified key factors that increase the risk of diseases that threaten coral reefs – and their work could one day be used to predict and manage future outbreaks. “Reducing disease risk during non-outbreak periods is more achievable than trying to ... 19-Feb-2020 more

New home for world-leading innovation on Lot Fourteen

The University of Adelaide’s world-leading Australian Institute for Machine Learning – the largest research group of its kind in the nation – has today officially opened its new research and learning space at Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen. The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) is a key ... 18-Feb-2020 more

Uni of Adelaide embraces opening of RCC 2020

The University of Adelaide has been transformed into the home of RCC 2020, with the event officially kicking off tonight (Friday 14 February). The fully curated arts event will host a wide variety of acts, including sell-out Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, award-winning performance artist and musician Laurie ... 18-Feb-2020 more

Let’s talk about sex

Women’s attitudes to sexuality have changed over the past 50 years but society is yet to catch up, according to research from James Cook University. PhD student Hollie Baxter investigated how Australian women describe themselves as a sexual person and found when talking about the way women experience their sexuality we are still ... 14-Feb-2020 more

University of Adelaide’s commitment to Indigenous engagement strengthened through senior leadership

Professor Shane Hearn, a Noongar man from Western Australia, has been appointed the inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement). The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) provides leadership in achieving the University’s strategic goals in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement, education, research ... 13-Feb-2020 more