Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
A new study precisely dates the event to 2.229 billion years ago and suggests that it may have been responsible for ending an ice age.
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth
Australia’s Yarrabubba Asteroid Impact Crater Is Oldest on Earth

A new study precisely dates the event to 2.229 billion years ago and suggests that it may have been responsible for ending an ice age.

A new study precisely dates the event to 2.229 billion years ago and suggests that it may have been responsible for ending an ice age.

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Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Scientists Take Stock of Australian Wildlife Devastated by Fires
Bianca Nogrady | Jan 10, 2020
The wildfires burning across Australia have caused significant damage to ecosystems and vulnerable species, yet some are faring worse than others.
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Image of the Day: Stress-Resistant Corals
Emily Makowski | Sep 19, 2019
Some corals can adjust to a range of temperatures, but this ability may be limited in a consistently warmer environment.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2019
The chemical process may make the metal more soluble and move it closer to the Earth’s surface.
Australian Scientist and Her Sister Found Dead in Argentina
Australian Scientist and Her Sister Found Dead in Argentina
Ashley Yeager | Jan 28, 2019
The nephew of Lily Pereg, a microbial ecologist at the University of New England in Australia, has been arrested on homicide charges.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Steep Funding Cuts for Australian Science Announced
Steep Funding Cuts for Australian Science Announced
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 18, 2018
The budget slashes research funding by $328.5 million AUD for the next four years.
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2018
After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.
Muscle Master: Angela Dulhunty
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.