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

    The domestic history of goatsHow and where were goats domesticated? 10,000-year-old DNA might be able to tell us....

    Palaeontology June 14, 2021
  • Small, but mighty important

    Krill are crucial to the marine ecosystem, and new research being undertaken has the potential to...

    I vividly remember the moment back in Tokyo when I first borrowed an encyclopedia about zooplankton from my primary s...

    Marine life June 11, 2021
  • Giant map of giant kelp forests

    Satellite data shows where kelp is sticking around – and where it needs help.

    A paper published in Communications Earth & Environment has tracked 35 years of satellite data to create a comprehens...

    Marine life June 10, 2021
  • Looking ‘weird’ protects robot lizards from predation

    Turns out predators don’t like odd-looking prey.

    It’s often thought that prey animals face a complicated biological paradox: how do they stand out to attract potentia...

    Robotics June 9, 2021
  • Sensitive sea snakes are sexier

    A touching review of how sea snakes mate.

    In honour of World Ocean Day, here’s a nice little story about…sea snakes, sex and sensitive males.Male and fema...

    Marine life June 8, 2021
  • Rotifers survive being frozen for 24,000 years

    In cryptobiosis for millenia, this microscopic beast is ready to reproduce.

    Resurrected and hardier than a tardigrade, rotifers are the new bad boy from the (ice) block.A new paper, publish...

    Biology June 8, 2021
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    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New shark mass extinction discoveredScientists have uncovered a previously unknown mass die-off of sharks, 19 mil...

    Animals June 7, 2021
  • What is a gene drive?

    The NSW Government has funded a genetic biocontrol solution to the current mouse plague. What doe...

    As part of its $50 million mouse control package, announced in May, the NSW Government yesterday committed $1.8 milli...

    Animals June 4, 2021
  • Puppies born ready to communicate with people

    It’s in a dog’s genes to interact with humans.

    In a result that won’t come as a surprise to dog lovers, US researchers have found that puppies are born with an inna...

    Animals June 4, 2021
  • Elephants are ‘supersuckers’ at 30 times the speed of a sneeze

    New study investigates the suction capabilities of elephant trunks.

    Despite their massive size and 100-kilogram trunks, elephants feed on small, lightweight vegetation, prompting the qu...

    Animals June 2, 2021
  • Putting a price on undiscovered Australian species

    The mission to map Australia’s biodiversity will bring big economic benefits.

    What’s the monetary value of our wildlife? Pretty high, according to Deloitte Access Economics, which has just releas...

    Birds June 2, 2021
  • Duetting wrens sing with telepathic link

    Sound cues cause brain inhibition when it isn’t their turn to sing.

    The great duetters in history may have had more than just musical chemistry: for songbirds, there could even be a lin...

    Birds June 1, 2021
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