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Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare

A cat guardian smiles while playing with her cat on the couch.

Play is often considered an indicator and promotor of animal welfare. Playing with your cat may also nurture closer cat-human bonds. In a new study, scientists have investigated these links by applying in-depth empirical methods to analyse data gathered from around the world.

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Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

Waves in the ocean

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.

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University of Adelaide community recognised in Australia Day honours

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

The University of Adelaide congratulates members of its community recognised in the 2023 Australia Day honours list.

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Discovering the public’s desires and dreams about the future

Four hands reach out to each other.

A new collaborative project focusing on how, in what ways, and by whom 'the future' is imagined has been launched by The University of Adelaide and the Don Dunstan Foundation.

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There’s something fishy about flake sold in South Australia

Takeaway fish and chips with a lemon.

It is a popular takeaway choice at fish and chip shops, but new research has revealed threatened species of shark are being sold as flake at some outlets across South Australia.

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Manufacturing advances bring material back in vogue

Lithium niobate chip

One of the world’s most important artificial materials is back in vogue because scientists are harnessing its properties for new and diverse future applications such as space navigation and farming.

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Growing houses: hempcrete could be the answer to building supply shortages

A researcher stands next to industrial hemp concrete.

Houses made from hemp grown in South Australia could be the next sustainable solution to the nation’s building supplies crisis.

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Island tiger snakes’ skulls adapt to eat large sea bird chicks

A tiger snake slithers on grass.

A study by researchers from the University of Adelaide and other institutions has found that in a population of island tiger snakes the bones in their jaws increase in length after feeding on large prey, while their mainland counterparts show no change.

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Catalyst for more efficient chemical production on the horizon

A cluster of atoms

An innovative technique is being developed by scientists that could allow Australia to lead the way in more sustainable manufacturing of fuels and chemicals.

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Funding supports vital diabetes research

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

Five innovative research projects led by the University of Adelaide’s Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health will investigate the causes and potential treatments for various types of diabetes.

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