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Category: Science

Food for the birds – pop-up restaurants on the Kurnell Peninsula

A study of the food supply of an endangered bird population in NSW turned up a surprising but short-lived foraging site.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Baby don’t look like Momma

Just how much do we know about larval (baby) fishes?

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 23 Sep 2014

Pitfalls in planning for biodiversity conservation

One of the ways that conservation areas are chosen may protect local biodiversity but fail at protecting regional biodiversity

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Australian dragonflies and man: now and in the future

With freshwater ecosystems under increasing threat, how will Australian dragonflies fare?

By: Prof. Günther Theischinger, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Koala genes decoded!

For the first time the genetic instruction manual, or blue-print, for this iconic Australian marsupial has been revealed.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 18 Sep 2014

Are you lost?

Fish distributions are changing. What's the new 'normal'?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 16 Sep 2014

Food Culture: How do you have your Cacahuatl?

Evolution of hot chocolate – from spicy and bitter to sweet.

By: Category: Science, Date: 11 Sep 2014

Swashed away

How do tiny beach inhabitants turn risk into opportunity?

By: Dr Lucia Fanini, Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 10 Sep 2014

Our Global Neighbours: People from Aztlan

A short and sweet summary of the culture that pioneered chocolate.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Sep 2014

The time of sands may be running out

If we want Australia’s beaches to persist as living ecosystems, we need to develop a way of checking beach health.

By: Alan Jones, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2014