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.

  • AstraZeneca COVID vaccines now sit on the shelf. What next?

    New blood clot cases have led to a further revision of rules around Australia’s only locally prod...

    Yesterday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) revised its recommendations for the AstraZ...

    June 18, 2021
  • 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
  • Sensitive seal whiskers pinpoint fish breath

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

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

    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…

    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.

    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 bring back lost memories

    Memories are made, even when your brain is distracted.

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

    December 1, 2016
  • Enigmatic whale shark’s genetic secrets

    Study the world’s largest fish – without ever touching them.

    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.

    Poison dart frogs pack a powerful poison punch. And for the first time, chemists have synthesised the toxin along wit...

    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
  • Narwhals wield sonic ‘spotlight’

    How susceptible they may be with humans’ inevitable intrusion.

    A narwhal (Monodon monoceros) from below. New recordings show its sonar clicks are highly directional. Credit: Dave F...

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

    Our oceans swarm with debris and seabirds snap it up.

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

    November 9, 2016
  • Species down south bounced back fastest

    Patagonia recovered twice as fast as North American landmass.

    A mass extinction 66 million years ago wiped out three-quarters of all species – including the non-avian dinosaurs – ...

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

    Early life searching the depths of the ocean for a 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

    Small movements of luminous corals make for a beautiful sight.

    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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