Insect disguises and pygmy-possum ID
Investigate mimicry or go on a virtual expedition.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about Citizen Science in Australia. This week, with winter and cor...
These fish are full of surprises
Scientists discover immune adaptations thought impossible.
Deep-sea anglerfishes are not only incredibly ugly, with bizarre ways of reproducing and luring prey; they have now s...
American monarchs in Mexico
In peak season it can get pretty crowded.
This is what it looks like when millions of Americans head south for the winter. Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippu...
Diverse alpine flora has some serious history
DNA tests and fossils suggest it’s the oldest on Earth.
You could be looking at some of the oldest temperate alpine flora anywhere on the planet. A new study suggests the...
We’re happy with our gang
Gorilla relationships are limited in large groups.
Mountain gorillas – like humans – sometimes find crowds exhausting, it seems. A new study shows that when living i...
These new species are things to Marvel at
CSIRO turns to heroes in this year’s list.
CSIRO has released its annual list of newly named species and this time it’s paying homage to the good guys. After...
Humans have more time so have sharper skills
Longer childhoods and larger brains help finetune things.
Humans develop manual dexterity skills after a cumulative sequence of steps that also take place in other primates, a...
Birds don’t sleep well in the city
Study measures neurological responses to light pollution.
We continue to learn more about the damaging impact of light pollution. Most recently, an Australian study – the f...
NatureWatch: fun bees and mountain mouse
Tales that are quirky, cute, clever and concerning.
Each week delivers a mix of discoveries from the natural world. Here’s a snapshot of some recent research. Now tha...
A difficult time to be a reef shark
Studies identify threats and opportunities.
Reef sharks are having a challenging time as they confront threats from fishing, denser human populations and climate...
Voracious starfish can wait for a proper meal
Eating habits of baby predator revealed.
Australian research interest in the crown-of-thorns starfish can be explained by that old adage “know thy enemy”. ...
Among fish, dominance reduces influence
Study suggests it’s the passive that really lead.
If fish are any guide, subordinate males may actually have more influence on groups than their domineering and aggres...