Biology

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    Sharks aren’t so scary Sharks have a very frightening role in our cultural history, but Australians don’t find the...

    Physics March 1, 2021
  • New, recyclable bone cell

    Newly discovered bone cell named after Power Ranger

    A new bone cell discovery suggests that even cells make an effort to recycle. A team of researchers, led by Michel...

    Biology February 26, 2021
  • Home gardens vital for pollinators

    They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.

    Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...

    Biology February 23, 2021
  • Twisty molecular elevator

    The shape of the glutamate transporter is revealed.

    How do brain cells talk to each other? With machines, of course. A team, led by Ichia Chen of the University of Sy...

    Biology February 18, 2021
  • Less guesswork for IVF

    Online tools assist with IVF clinic choice and predict chance of treatment success.

    A new website allows prospective parents to see the success rates of all 85 accredited IVF clinics across Australia, ...

    Medicine February 17, 2021
  • Red Planet bacterial biotechnology

    Cyanobacteria thrives under Mars-like conditions.

    Scientists have just demonstrated that cyanobacteria can be grown in Mars-like conditions, paving the way for sustain...

    Biology February 16, 2021
  • Life below zero

    The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.

    Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero,...

    Biology February 15, 2021
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    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Herding cats

    The right food and a little fun could stop your cute kitty hunting wildlife.

    Finally, some good news for cat lovers – scientists have discovered how owners can significantly reduce their felines...

    Animals February 12, 2021
  • Old fish, new genes

    The coelacanth got genes from horizontal transfer.

    Thought to be extinct for 65 million years, a surprise coelacanth (pronounced see-luh-kanth) was captured in 1938 and...

    Biology February 11, 2021
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    Sticky explanation Most of us have had the experience of the food we’re cooking sticking to a non-stick frying pan...

    News February 8, 2021
  • Tau tangles brains

    Toxic leakage of an otherwise useful cell protein leads to Alzheimer’s.

    As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t vicious enough, researchers have found the wrong type of breakthrough – a brutal process whe...

    Medicine February 3, 2021
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