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Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

Modern apes smarter than pre-humans

New research from the University of Adelaide suggests living great apes are smarter than our pre-human ancestor Australopithecus, a group that included the famous ‘Lucy’.

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Kaurna culture to be showcased in campus transformation

Kaurna learning circle on University of Adelaide campus

A Kaurna Learning Circle, Kaurna walk and a Heritage walk will become new features of the University of Adelaide’s iconic outdoor spaces in a transformation of the North Terrace campus.

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Expect problem gambling to worsen under reforms

Poker machines

Giving gamblers ready access to cash and allowing electronic gaming machines to accept banknotes will only worsen the situation for problem gamblers in South Australia.

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Blindness prevention pioneer is SA Australian of the Year

James Muecke

An eye surgeon who is among the University of Adelaide’s Distinguished Alumni has been named the SA Australian of the Year for 2020.

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Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Growing evidence links natural green space exposure with a range of health benefits, including for mental health.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found new evidence of a potentially broadly-acting microbial link between the health of ecosystems and the health of people.

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Land tax debate: wholesale reform needed

House with coins

A new report from University of Adelaide economists argues that the South Australian Government should consider wholesale reform to land tax.

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Showcasing our technology future: Ingenuity 2019

Boy using VR headset

More than 300 innovative projects exploring technology advances and solutions for our future society will be on show at the University of Adelaide’s Ingenuity 2019 expo on Thursday 31 October.

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Food scientist is new head of agriculture, food and wine

Professor Martin Cole

An internationally recognised food scientist has been appointed the new Head of the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

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Funding battery breakthrough

Battery

A University of Adelaide designed and patented battery technology - which could revolutionise electricity storage by providing a far safer, cheaper and more reliable model than those already on the market - has secured a $1 million research contract to bring it to market.

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Students perform six-hour Guitarathon

Caleb Lavery-Brook and James Rawley

Classical guitar students from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music will embark on a six-hour performance marathon. In its third year the successful event will kick off at 12.00 pm, Sunday 3 November in Elder Hall.

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