Scientists shed light on how praying mantises use the element of surprise to survive

A new study has for the first time illuminated the evolutionary history of the bizarre anti-predator…

Stick ‘em up: new test can detect crown-of-thorns starfish as quickly as a home pregnancy kit

Researchers at the Australian Institute of Marine Science have developed a dipstick test that can detect…

Doggy diets and training may not boost brain power in elderly pets

Diet and prior training show no impact on cognitive decline in aging pet dogsNew study has…

Biggest fish in the sea are girls

Female whale sharks grow more slowly than males but end up being larger, research suggests.A decade-long…

Lyrical lyrebird recognised as hard-working engineer

Researchers from La Trobe University have discovered the superb lyrebird – famous for its extraordinary vocal…

Scorpions a clue to restoring ecosystems

Researchers from La Trobe University have found that, in the absence of natural predators such as…

Welcome news for pregnant women with type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Western Sydney University participated in the ‘Metformin in women with Type 2 diabetes in…

The cardioprotective qualities of Australian extra virgin olive oil

New research shows consuming extra virgin olive oil every day can significantly reduce blood pressure, which…

Older male elephants are up to the tusk

Older male elephants may have important roles to play as experienced leaders to younger males when…

Great Barrier Reef ‘glue’ at risk from ocean acidification

The scaffolds that help hold together the world’s tropical reefs are at risk from acidification due…

Long-term health impacts of bushfires still unknown

The underlying biological mechanisms for how bushfire smoke causes and exacerbates health issues are poorly understood,…

Could plants help us find where the bodies are buried?

Could plants help us find dead bodies? Forensic botanists want to knowSearch teams looking for human…

Aussie icons at risk: Scientists name 20 snakes and lizards on path to extinction

Australia has more reptile species than any other country; we are home to about 10% of…

Turmeric may help ease the pain of a dodgy knee

A turmeric extract may help to combat pain in people with knee osteoarthritis, according to an Australian…

First ever detection of monster black hole collision, 150 times heavier than the Sun

Black holes are massive, right? The first pair of black holes detected were each about 30 times…

Natural pest control saving billions

Biological control of insect pests – where ‘natural enemies’ keep pests at bay – is saving…

Australian telescope finds no signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low…

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