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…

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…

Dealing with Irritable bowel syndrome

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

Bushfire recovery program hitting the ground in Doubleduke State Forest

The $46 million bushfire recovery program from the NSW Government is seeing work happening now to…

Mullumbimby landholders and conservationists tackling ‘highly-flammable’ exotic bamboo species to protect koalas

After 5,000 hectares in the Nightcap and surrounding National Parks were devastated in the Black Summer…

New holistic approach to monitoring climate will help fight bushfires

A study during last season’s bushfires provides vital insights into the multiple interplays between weather extremes…

Saving koalas requires a bold new vision

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Environment Minister Matt Kean’s pledge to double the state’s koala population…

How a scientific spat over how to name species turned into a big plus for nature

Two years ago Professor Les Christidis of Southern Cross University and Professor Stephen Garnett of Charles…

Fire training to facilitate increased traditional burning in State forests

Representatives from the Bunya, Coffs and Biripi Local Aboriginal Land Councils completed basic fire training with…

EPA issues second ‘stop work’

In last week’s Independent it was reported that The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued the…

Government authority issues ‘stop work’ to government corporation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued the Forestry Corporation of NSW with a stop work…

Potential for active Australian bushfire season

Australians should be prepared for more fire risks, according to the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: July…

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