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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.
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.