Animals

  • Wallaby study shows a simple approach to saving endangered species

    Conservation tactic brings wallabies back from the brink of extinction.

    Using a novel conservation strategy, Australian researchers have shown how an endangered wallaby species could be sav...

    Animals May 25, 2021
  • Pollen patties could help save pollinators

    Microencapsulated enzyme shown to prevent the lethal impact of pesticides.

    Scientists may have found a way to protect bees from pesticides and help mitigate the alarming declines of these vita...

    Animals May 21, 2021
  • Alien plants may pose risk for flying foxes

    Critically endangered critters aren’t getting much nutrition from non-native plants.

    Introduced 'alien' plant species aren’t providing a balanced meal to Christmas Island flying foxes (Pteropus natalis)...

    Animals May 20, 2021
  • Sweet science

    Cosmos 88 – Nathan Kilah reports.

    Novice beekeeper Nathan Kilah isn’t just in it for the honey. With a complex social structure governed entirely by ch...

    Animals May 20, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Immaculate conception…in sharks?A baby bamboo shark born via artificial insemination. Credit: Jay Harvey, Aquariu...

    Animals May 17, 2021
  • Prescribed burning in numbat habitat under fire

    Scientists warn strategic fires are killing native wildlife, including endangered numbats.

    Western Australian scientists petitioned their Premier this week for a full, independent scientific enquiry into the ...

    Animals May 13, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Humans can learn echolocationGet ready Batman, soon you might be able to echolocate like a bat!Researchers ha...

    Animals May 10, 2021
  • Animals don’t mind inbreeding

    New review suggests animals aren’t hardwired to avoid mating with relatives.

    Because it’s evolutionarily unfavourable, there is a common assumption that animals will avoid mating with relatives....

    Animals May 4, 2021
  • Horses and donkeys engineer water for desert ecosystems

    Surprise discovery suggests feral animals aren’t all bad.

    Well-digging horses and donkeys could provide a valuable service for plants and animals in arid ecosystems, according...

    Animals April 30, 2021
  • Conversation

    Attack of the alien invaders

    Pest plants and animals leave a frightening $1.7 trillion bill.

    By Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Flinders University; Boris Leroy, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN); Camille Berne...

    Animals April 19, 2021
  • Conserve ecosystems, not individual species

    Fossils reveal that ecosystems persist for millions of years while mammals come and go.

    For millions of years, mammal species have waxed and waned. Yet their broader ecological roles have helped ecosystems...

    Animals April 18, 2021
  • Spotting 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
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