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Australian Magpie-Lark Duet

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

The birds sing together to help defend their territory.

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Image of the Day: Fangaroo

By The Scientist Staff | October 19, 2017

Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.

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Image of the Day: Dog, Squirrel, or Gecko?

By The Scientist Staff | June 28, 2017

Although it's clearly a lizard, the aptly named thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) has a bulky backside and is known to bark when in danger. 

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How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.

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Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding

By Ruth Williams | June 29, 2016

An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  

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“Father of Modern Hematology” Dies

By Molly Sharlach | December 17, 2014

Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.

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Killer Jelly Found in Australian Waters

By Bob Grant | August 11, 2014

The newly discovered species of Irukandji jellyfish can cause stroke and heart failure in humans it stings.

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Tiger Hunt, 1838–1840

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2014

Zoologist John Gould undertook a financially risky expedition to document the birds of Australia—and found some unique mammals in a perilous situation.

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Australia Officially Debunks Homeopathy

By Bob Grant | April 14, 2014

Government researchers conclude that homeopathic therapies do not work.

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New ID for Dingoes

By Kerry Grens | April 2, 2014

Once thought to be feral dogs, dingoes are actually a separate taxon from their domesticated relatives.

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