It’s Frog ID week – here’s how you can help

More than 240 frog species are under threat from climate change, bushfires, floods, habitat loss and degradation,  and disease. You can help save them by taking part in the fourth annual FrogID Week, 12-21…

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Australia’s new leader in botanical science

Australia has a new scientific institute that brings together an astoundingly broad sweep of botanic research organisations and collections, services and facilities.  The Australian Institute of Botanical Science is positioned to become a…


Lorikeets rule as 4.6 million birds are counted in 7 days

The 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count achieves a record response for citizen-based science. Unprecedented numbers of people across Australia took part in BirdLife Australia’s popular 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count, which ran from…

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

100 years of solitude

Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta Island Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni) — who was around 100 years of age — passed away on Sunday in his enclosure in the Galapagos Islands. The giant…

Unlocking the secrets of chemical signals

Witchweeds and smoke-responsive species have taken advantage of chemical signals, but not for the same reasons.

Outback palms may have been introduced by humans

An ancient plant may have been carried to Palm Valley by humans.

Which animal’s DNA differs the most from human DNA?

Making a genetic comparison between species is almost impossible.

Breaking up helps coral reproduction

Corals can reproduce in different ways on dark, stormy nights.

Thickest parts of Arctic ice cap melting faster

NASA scientists reveal that the oldest, thickest sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice.

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