Trees tell tales of troubling change
Heatwaves in Mongolia and falling leaves in Europe.
As the climate crisis intensifies, forests are feeling the heat, as two studies just published in the journal Science...
Hawai’i has a hidden reservoir
Freshwater find raises hopes for volcanic islands worldwide
The Hawai’ian island chain has been a tropical holiday destination for decades, renowned for its warm waters, fine su...
NatureWrap: Dolphins are clever breathers
Plus helpful rats, jaguar threats and acoustic wings.
Dolphins actively slow their hearts before diving and can even adjust their heart rate to suit how long they plan to ...
Was Earth once a bit more like Venus?
Researchers create magma to model our old atmosphere.
The degassing of early Earth’s magma ocean may have produced an atmosphere similar to that found on Venus today – ric...
Naming that plant just got easier
Researchers streamline the list of known vascular species.
A major difficulty in plant research is the sheer abundance of names. Most databases contain multiple or archaic ...
Talk back to babies to help them learn
It’s the quality of chat that counts, not the quantity.
It’s a no-brainer that babies learn language from their caregivers, but how we respond to them rather than simply how...
Mitochondria linked to health in space
Data of mice and men point in the same direction.
As we plan to send more people into space for more time, there’s a growing imperative to understand what spacetime do...
Why gyms need to not smell like gyms
It could provide motivation in more ways than one.
Scientists have put forward a couple of new reasons why gyms need to smell a bit different. The first is a study ...
Shining light on the Sun’s source of power
New class of neutrinos ends a chapter of physics.
Scientists working with $AU60 million instrument in Italy have found a new class of neutrinos coming from the Sun tha...
Wheat and barley are incredibly diverse
Scientists begin building an encyclopedia of their genes.
The grains we use for bread and beer have thousands of years of history. Now, researchers are one step closer to unde...
There’s more than one way to grow a beak
Madagascar fossil adds new twist to bird evolution.
A new fossil discovered on the ever-surprising island of Madagascar suggests ancient Mesozoic bird beaks and faces we...
The evolution of an aggressive tumour
Genomic study may help save the Tasmanian Devil.
Australia’s iconic Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is particularly prone to a cancer that spreads through biti...