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Produced by the Faculty of Sciences, e-Science is a free magazine that offers interactive feature articles written by our researchers and complemented by resources specifically designed for teachers..

  • eScience. Left vs Right Handedness in Crustaceans
    For us humans, some people are right-handed and some people are left-handed, although you’d never be able to tell just by looking at them. Not so for the tiny crustacean known as the amphipod, where the right or left claws can grow substantially larger...
    Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:23:02 +1030
  • eScience. Snotty Gobbling Weeds
    We live in a time of rapid change. The biodiversity in Australia is declining and many plants and animals are in danger of being lost forever. One pernicious threat to Australian biodiversity are weeds, which hog space, light, water and nutrients, leav...
    Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:22:00 +1030
  • eScience. Fuelling the Future
    Carbon dioxide has an unquestionable role in climate change and yet, quantities of this greenhouse gas are steadily increasing. Humans emit more carbon dioxide than plants can absorb and therefore, finding new technologies to remove carbon dioxide from...
    Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:20:59 +1030
  • eScience. Arise Squid Overlords!
    Climate change often means doom and gloom for most species on the planet, but thankfully, the cephalopods are different. Squids, octopus and cuttlefish are increasing in population around the world, even as oceans warm and become more acidic. The secre...
    Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:19:41 +1030
  • eScience. Seasnakes sensitive to underwater vibrations
    Snakes scare the bejeezus out of many people and seasnakes even more so. It’s therefore no surprise that conservation efforts so often neglect our underwater serpent friends. It turns out though that seasnakes are far more impressive than we thought an...
    Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:15:23 +1030
  • eScience. Going with the genetic flow
    The sustainable harvest of sharks requires and understanding of population structure and connectivity in order to define fisheries stocks. Learn about how collaborative research by Claudia Junge, Bronwyn Gillanders and Corey Bradshaw are using DNA sequ...
    Mon, 30 May 2016 13:30:41 +0930
  • eScience. Bite force
    New research by Marc Jones is looking at new ways to measure the bit force of lizards. Bite force performance in animals is important, because it can allow or limit dietary options. Read more in the latest issue of eScience mag.
    Thu, 26 May 2016 13:04:21 +0930
  • eScience. The Life On Us
      New DNA sequencing technologies have allowed researchers to identify the thousands of bacteria making up the microbiota. This information is crucial to identifying how we can manipulate our microbiota towards a healthy state. Andrew Farrer, who recen...
    Wed, 25 May 2016 12:45:01 +0930
  • eScience. Caterpillar Killers
    A parasitoid wasp procreates by laying it’s eggs inside a caterpillar. The larvae then eat the caterpillar from the inside out, taking care not to eat the caterpillars vital body parts too soon. Erin Fagan-Jeffries, a PhD student who recently won the F...
    Tue, 24 May 2016 12:40:22 +0930
  • e-Science. You need a hole in your head
    Research undertaken by Associate Professor Phillip Cassey, Professor Roger Seymour, Dr Edward Snelling and Sophie Angove from the University of Adelaide was highlighted in the latest e-Science Magazine. It is not known how humans evolved to the state o...
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:18:27 +1030
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