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...
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...
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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...
How will mammals respond to climate change?
It’s complex – scientists call for more comprehensive studies.
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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...