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Image of the Day
Muscle Master: Angela Dulhunty
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2018
Having pioneered the study of muscle physiology in mammals, she uncovered how ion channels enable muscle movement.
After Relocation, an Endangered Species Stops Avoiding Predator Scents
Abby Olena | Jun 6, 2018
Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
Image of the Day: Fangaroo
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 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.
Image of the Day: Dog, Squirrel, or Gecko?
Staff | Jun 28, 2017
Although it's clearly a lizard, the aptly named thick-tailed gecko (
) has a bulky backside and is known to bark when in danger.
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding
Ruth Williams | Jun 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.
“Father of Modern Hematology” Dies
Molly Sharlach | Dec 17, 2014
Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.
Killer Jelly Found in Australian Waters
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2014
The newly discovered species of Irukandji jellyfish can cause stroke and heart failure in humans it stings.