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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.
Australia Officially Debunks Homeopathy
Bob Grant | Apr 14, 2014
Government researchers conclude that homeopathic therapies do not work.
New ID for Dingoes
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2014
Once thought to be feral dogs, dingoes are actually a separate taxon from their domesticated relatives.
New Species of Randy Marsupials Discovered
Bob Grant | Feb 21, 2014
Researchers have identified three new Australian marsupial species, males of which fornicate until they keel over.
Huge Mystery Jellyfish Washes Ashore
Bob Grant | Feb 7, 2014
Found by a family combing a beach in Tasmania, the giant invertebrate is new to science.
Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
It’s been decades since researchers confirmed the presence of gold in plants, but biogeochemical prospecting has yet to catch on.
Australia Loses Science Minister
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2013
For the first time since 1931, the incoming Prime Minister of Australia did not appoint a science chief.
Native Frogs Beat Invasive Toads
Dan Cossins | Mar 8, 2013
Native Australian frog tadpoles outcompete the tadpoles of the invasive cane toad, suggesting the native frogs could form part of a suburban control program.
Diverse Leaves May Protect Eucalyptus
Kate Yandell | Feb 20, 2013
A tree in Australia was found to have genetically dissimilar leaves that varied in attractiveness to herbivores.
Koala Time Machine
Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2013
Old koala pelts from museum collections are helping researchers to learn more about the retroviral invasion that may be endangering the Australian marsupial.