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Image of the Day
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 | 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.
Tiger Hunt, 1838–1840
Jef Akst | Aug 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.