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UNSW Sydney launches virtual Museum of Human Disease

Staff at the Museum of Human Disease at UNSW Sydney have used their lockdown time wisely, by creating a virtual version of their collection of real organs and body parts, which constitute the…

Adalatherium

‘Crazy beast’ from the age of dinosaurs discovered

A new mammal from an essentially unknown group found only in the Southern Hemisphere has been revealed by international research involving palaeontologists from Monash University. The full fossil skeleton allows a reconstruction of…

Callao cave

Mysterious old dwarf found in the Philippines

Scientists from the Australian National University have discovered bones and teeth that could add a new chapter to human history. Although the finds from the Callao cave in the Philippines are scarce, there…

Image: Brocken Inaglory

What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

See-through soil will improve crops

The mysterious world of the rhizosphere revealed.

Scientists discover how bees develop optimised traplines

  Brainiac bumblebees buzzing with mathematical solutions.

New bat species found in Malaysia

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

Why are some enzymes so promiscuous?

Enzymes are meant to be specific, right?

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

New rat found without molars

This rat has given up gnawing for sucking on earthworms.

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