History and Culture
Floods, fires and droughts in Australia devastate lives, destroy wildlife and damage property. These disasters also cost billions of dollars through loss of agricultural and economic productivity, environmental vitality and costs to mental health. People are looking for long-term solutions from politicians and researchers.
Failing fledglings in a seabird colony on a subtropical island in the South Pacific could be a sign of a growing global disaster…and it has nothing to do with climate change.
Ever wondered about the secret to a long life? Perhaps understanding the lifespans of other animals with backbones (or “vertebrates”) might help us unlock this mystery.
A declining and isolated population of emus on the NSW North Coast is in danger of disappearing, but new genetic research will help rescuers work out the best way to help the group recover.
Last winter, thousands of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. Instead of hunkering down and out of sight, frogs were spotted during the day in the open, on footpaths, highways and doorsteps – often in the blazing sun.
Science & Environment
If you’ve travelled across Australia’s inland plains, you’ve probably noticed light patches in the arid landscape that look like distant stretches of water.
A 390-million-year-old fossil that’s baffled scientists for more than a century has been identified as a creature that lived between water and land.
The iconic Irwin’s turtle lives on!
Maratus Nemo was discovered by a citizen scientist in Mount Gambier, South Australia.
Bound by sea and shaped by the elements, Australia’s geological formations are spectacular and provide habitat for a wealth of native wildlife.