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Digging into soil science Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 12 September 2023 | 0 comments

Collection of plastic cups half-filled with soil, alfoil tray, trowel and

Happy Bilby Day (September 12th)! Let’s get muddy and investigate what makes up different soils. Along the way, you’ll learn how bilbies play an important role in improving Australia’s soils. Safety: This activity involves touching soils. Watch out for any sharp objects in soil and wash hands thoroughly after this activity.

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Studying warming soils with volcanoes! News

by David Shaw, 8 October 2021 | 0 comments

Cliff edge with fog rising from lower down.

It’s no secret that the world is warming. Scientists are studying how climate change affects all kinds of things, from icecaps to oceans, and single species to entire ecosystems. And there’s a lot to consider. When was the last time you thought about soil?

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The secret life of soil News

by Jasmine Fellows, 16 January 2015 | 0 comments

Several brown cylinder bacteria on a rough surface.

Written by Beth Askham Bacteria living in soil could save our lives – if only we knew they existed. A new way of looking at soil bacteria is helping researchers discover new antibiotics.

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