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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.

Urchin-loving otters fight global warming

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

Electric infrastructure installed in Perth

Australia’s first electric car recharge network has been built in Perth.

A single gene controls movement in vertebrates

Scientists have found that one gene is responsible for variability in locomotion in horses and mice.

Vitamin D’s impact on infection

Low levels of sun exposure may be putting you at risk.

Nanoparticles restore blood flow after brain injury

  Carbon nanoparticles quench potent free radicals and stabilise cerebral blood flow.

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.

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