Australia
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
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
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
“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
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
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
Australia Officially Debunks Homeopathy
Bob Grant | Apr 14, 2014
Government researchers conclude that homeopathic therapies do not work.
New ID for Dingoes
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
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
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.
Green Gold
Green Gold
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.