Australia
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.
Australia Loses Science Minister
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
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
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
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.