Surprise finding: no major increase in Australians washing their hands since this time last year

The Food Safety Information Council released Omnipoll national research in the lead up to Global Handwashing…

Creating software for the Mars Perseverance Rover mission

NASA has commissioned QUT to develop software to analyse scientific data that will be captured by…

Cat diseases have $6 billion impact on human health in Australia

Some cat-dependent diseases can infect humans, with sometimes severe and tragic health consequences.A new study, published in…

Tiniest kangaroo under symposium spotlight

The tiniest kangaroo – Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, which is found on rainforest floors in Australia’s wet tropics and weighs…

Animals lose fear of predators after they start living near people

Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humansMost wild animals show a suite…

Wolves have been caring for the pack for at least 1.3m years

Family care? Healed injuries suggest social behavior in ancestral wolvesNew specimens from Ice Age of China…

Landmark release sees bilbies return to Sturt National Park in NSW

Bilbies are once again bounding in Sturt National Park more than a century after they were…

Megalodons were truly the biggest fish in the sea

A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark, about…

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…

Australia Post announces 4000 jobs in record hiring blitz

Ahead of what is expected to be its biggest Christmas ever, Australia Post is recruiting over…

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…

Dealing with Irritable bowel syndrome

About 20 per cent of the population may experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some…

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…

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