Alice Orszulok

Selective imprinting: how the wallaby controls the growth of its young

Many imprinted genes regulate growth and nutrient provisioning for the developing fetus.

Robot learns to recognise itself in a mirror

Self-awareness is the next big step for thinking robots.

You are what you eat

Avoid the blues with certain food flavours.

New cancer drug key to male contraceptive pill

Scientists believe they are a step closer to developing a male contraceptive pill after they developed a cancer drug that interrupted sperm production in mice.

Look for sharks from your lounge room

Help assist the conservation of these endangered species by recording their whereabouts.

Colour-changing robot inspired by octopus

The cephalopod’s impressive camouflage led scientists to create a rubbery new robot.

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

Seizure detector treats epilepsy in rats

The new detectors can reduce the length of seizures in rats by up to 60 per cent.

Ultimo Science Festival

The Ultimo Science Festival starts today and there’s plenty of things to see and do over the next 11 days.

Choosy females attracted to sleep deprived male sandpipers

Is beauty sleep overrated? For some bird species it is.

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