Animals

  • Watching cows from space

    Student researchers use satellite imaging to track cattle movements.

    When looking down upon the Earth through the eyes of a satellite, what would you choose to look at? For students at t...

    Animals April 13, 2021
  • Butterflies must gamble on unpredictable futures

    Climate change and food scarcity force butterflies to take risks.

    Even butterflies need to make decisions about adapting to a changing and unpredictable future, research shows. A t...

    Animals April 12, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    More than 5,000 tonnes of space dust hit Earth every year If you’ve ever seen a shooting star, you’ve encountered ...

    Animals April 12, 2021
  • Gorilla chest beating sounds different based on size

    The chest beating could attract females and ward off rivals.

    The sight of a mountain gorilla rapidly beating its chest is a captivating feature of its communication repertoire, b...

    Animals April 9, 2021
  • How will mammals respond to climate change?

    It’s complex – scientists call for more comprehensive studies.

    As the ramifications of climate change become increasingly more apparent, our understanding of its complex impacts on...

    Animals April 7, 2021
  • You may have missed...

    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New dinosaur named ‘the one who causes fear’ The discovery of a new dinosaur has been published in the Journal of ...

    Animals April 5, 2021
  • Easter Wrap: The Easter Bilby is here!

    Science stories about our Aussie Easter icon.

    You might be more used to getting a visit from the Easter bunny, but in Australia it’s the Easter bilby that stops by...

    Animals April 2, 2021
  • Is your dog at risk of cancer?

    Genomics shows some breeds are more susceptible.

    Specific genes put some dog breeds at greater risk of cancer. According to a new study published in PLOS Genetics,...

    Animals April 2, 2021
  • Less than 1/5 of African elephant habitat remains

    The habitat still exists, so why has their range shrunk?

    What habitat does an elephant choose? Not as much as it could. The amount of land African elephants could inhabit...

    Animals April 2, 2021
  • How large is the economic effect of climate farming?

    The economic drawbacks equate to seven lost years.

    The economic effects of climate change are already evident in farming. Climate change has reduced global agricultu...

    Animals April 2, 2021
  • The staggering cost of biological invasion

    New study reveals that invasive species have cost US$1.28 trillion globally over the past 50 years.

    Invasive species have cost the planet US$1.28 trillion over the past 50 years, according to a new analysis published ...

    Animals April 1, 2021
  • How to avoid a shark attack

    The right deterrent could save hundreds of lives – and sharks.

    Good news for ocean enthusiasts – if beachgoers wear personal electronic deterrents that can reduce the probability o...

    Technology March 31, 2021
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