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Queen’s Birthday Honours awarded to staff and alumni

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More than 40 members of the University of Adelaide community have today been awarded Queen’s Birthday honours, recognising outstanding contributions to their fields of expertise.

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2021 Adelaide Festival of Ideas program launched

2021 Adelaide Festival of Ideas guest curators

Reborn Festival of Ideas to shine brighter than ever with Stan Grant, Clementine Ford, Taryn Brumfitt, Costa Georgiadis, Gavin Wanganeen, Matt Stone and Ben Shewry.

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Flinders Ranges rocks reveal Earth’s secrets

Flinders Ranges

The first virtual plate reconstruction of the Earth’s last billion years of geological history is providing deeper insight into what formed our planet and made it into how it is today.

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University of Adelaide among world’s top 1% in rankings

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The University of Adelaide continues to be recognised as one of the world’s top universities, with today’s release of the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

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Depression 50% higher in women with PCOS

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Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are 1.5 times more likely to have symptoms of clinical depression than women without the condition, a new study from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute has found. This was the case whether or not women knew they had PCOS.

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Combatting child sex abuse: Research Tuesdays

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Disturbingly, there is considerable evidence to suggest global demand for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is growing.

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Sea snakes show their sensitive side to court potential mates

Sea snakes

Decades of research has revealed the remarkable morphological adaptations of sea snakes to aquatic life, which include paddle-shaped tails, salt-excreting glands, and the ability to breathe through their skin.

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New insights into survival of ancient Western Desert peoples

Western Desert habitats

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have used more than two decades of satellite-derived environmental data to form hypotheses about the possible foraging habitats of pre-contact Aboriginal peoples living in Australia’s Western Desert.

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Soft tissue measurements critical to hominid reconstruction

Hominid facial reconstruction

Accurate soft tissue measurements are critical when making reconstructions of human ancestors, a new study from the University of Adelaide and Arizona State University has found.

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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

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Insect expert Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences, has thrown her support behind a new mission launched by the Australian Academy of Science’s Taxonomy Australia, to discover and document all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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