Nature

How the cheetah gets its spots

There may be a big difference in size, but cheetahs and tabby cats have things in common.

Armour-covered floating beauty

‘Ehux’ is a micro-organism vital to marine food chains — it is also visually mesmerising.

Why do whales and humans have such long menopause?

Long menopause allows killer whales to care for sons.

Robots inspired by nature

Nature has often been a source of inspiration in film and literature, but more recently, engineers have gotten into the natural trend, designing robots inspired by wildlife. This development demonstrates how our surrounding…

Australian wasp becomes arachnophobe’s hero

The notorious redback spider has a predator of its own.

Nature’s spicy insect repellent

Mustard plants have developed a defense mechanism against insects.

New bat species found in Malaysia

Misclassification of species suggests that there is need for a revision of the taxonomic status of muricola bats.

Can Australia’s shores cope with a super trawler?

What do history and science tell us about the impacts of trawling.

Tigers on the brink of extinction

Tigers and humans try to coexist, but will we be able to save this endangered species?

Urchin-loving otters fight global warming

Hearty appetite allows kelp forests to thrive and absorb carbon dioxide.

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