Evelyn Fetterplace

Evelyn Fetterplace

Evelyn Fetterplace completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science at the University of Wollongong, with Honours researching shark attack mitigation technologies.

Evelyn Fetterplace completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science at the University of Wollongong, with Honours researching shark attack mitigation technologies.

  • Earth has peppered the moon with oxygen for billions of years

    Our biggest satellite might hold a complete record of life on Earth – but deciphering it may well...

    This shot of the moon was snapped by the Expedition 10 crew on board the space station in 2004-5. New observations sh...

    January 30, 2017
  • Super-sensitive seal whiskers pinpoint fish breath

    Even when fish lay low, they’re not safe. Evelyn Fetterplace reports.

    They may not look too fancy, but harbour seal whiskers can quickly sniff out prey hidden in the mud.Arterra / UIG / G...

    January 18, 2017
  • Escaping jaws: can we stop attacks without killing sharks?

    New technologies claim they can make the ocean our playground – mostly without harming sharks. Ar...

    Oceanic black tip sharks swim near a baited drum line.by wildestanimal / Getty ImagesA surf, swim or splash in the se...

    January 8, 2017
  • The truth about ‘man flu’ – why viruses may go easier on women

    To pathogens transmitted via childbirth and breastfeeding, women are particularly valuable – and ...

    She's lucky: not only does she have an oestrogen-charged immune system, it appears the pathogens are on her side too....

    December 13, 2016
  • First vaccine for chronic gum disease

    A jab against destructive toxins oozed by a nasty bacterium could be in human trials within a few...

    A false-colour microscope image of dental plaque on a tooth. Enzymes produced by bacteria break down tooth tissue, bu...

    December 7, 2016
  • Magnetic pulses to the brain bring back ‘forgotten’ memories

    Memories are made, even when your brain is distracted. Evelyn Fetterplace reports.

    Even when brain scans suggest you've forgotten something, transcranial magnetic stimulation can bring it back.drbimag...

    December 1, 2016
  • Seawater divulges the enigmatic whale shark’s genetic secrets

    With just 30 litres of seawater, biologists can study the genetics of the world’s largest fish – ...

    Whale shark at Al Shaheen, Arabian Gulf, offshore Qatar. During the summer months, whale sharks gather here in large ...

    November 21, 2016
  • A recipe for deadly poison dart frog toxin

    It's not something you can cook up in the kitchen. But chemists made the toxin in 24 steps along ...

    Poison dart frogs, such as the Golfodulcean poison frog (Phyllobates vittatus), ooze poison that forces sodium channe...

    November 17, 2016
  • How bird poo makes clouds that help cool the Arctic

    Ammonia produced by guano-munching bacteria triggers a chemical cascade in the atmosphere. Evelyn...

    Some migratory seabirds, such as red knots (Calidris canutus), breed in the Arctic in summer. But a series of chemica...

    November 15, 2016
  • Kelp needs help – it’s being destroyed by hungry fish

    Majestic submarine forests on the northern New South Wales coast are no match for starving fish t...

    Kelp provides refuge and food for a plethora of marine species. But as the oceans warm, it can be completely destroye...

    November 15, 2016
  • Curiosity’s view of life on Mars

    Trundling along on the Martian surface, the rover was bound to come across some interesting sight...

    The Curiosity rover's suite of cameras.NASA / JPL-CaltechIt lugs around a formidable array of scientific instrumentat...

    November 14, 2016
  • Weird and wonderful narwhals wield sonic ‘spotlight’

    Some of the first recordings of these Arctic whales show how susceptible they may be with humans'...

    A narwhal (Monodon monoceros) from below. New recordings show its sonar clicks are highly directional.Dave Fleetham /...

    November 9, 2016
  • Plastic in the ocean smells delicious to seabirds

    Our oceans swarm with debris and seabirds snap it up all too often. New research suggests chemica...

    A dead Laysan albatross with a belly full of plastic it ate at sea. New research shows these plastics can accumulate ...

    November 9, 2016
  • After dino-killing collision, species down south bounced back fastest

    Insect nibbles on fossilised plant leaves show ecosystems in what's now Patagonia recovered twice...

    An artist's impression of the collision linked to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Fossil leaf analysis suggests e...

    November 7, 2016
  • Sea urchins flip inside out to become an adult

    The tiny babies spend their early life searching the vast depths of the ocean for a suitable home...

    This video shows how sea urchin larvae drift through the ocean, feeding and growing the juvenile urchin form inside t...

    November 7, 2016
  • Galactic clash strips stars from supermassive black hole

    The shredded remains of a galaxy that passed too close a larger counterpart have been found.

    A "nearly naked" supermassive black hole, stripped of its galaxy, has been found fleeing the scene of a collision.Ast...

    November 6, 2016
  • Hypnotic time-lapse of vibrant, pulsating corals

    They might not be the most mobile of creatures but – with a macro lens and some time – the small ...

    Coral reefs are an important part of the marine environment. They cover only a small part of the ocean floor, but the...

    November 3, 2016
  • Flu outbreaks are subject to humidity – not just heat

    In temperate areas, the flu and winter go hand in hand. But what about the tropics? New global mo...

    Is it flu season? If you live in the tropics, the interplay between temperature and humidity plays a big role in how ...

    October 31, 2016

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