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Recycling on the reef News

by Jasmine, 15 April 2014 | 0 comments

Tube sponges in water

Written by Michele Weber Coral reefs have much in common with rainforests: both are full of life, but are low in nutrients. How is that possible? As far as a coral reef goes, it’s because marine sponges produce waste that contains food that other reef animals can eat.

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The science of sharks News

by Pat, 6 December 2013 | 1 comments

Swimming shark.

Following a fatal attack off New South Wales, sharks are once again in the spotlight. As tragic as these events are, shark attacks are so rare, scientists aren’t sure why humans are bitten at all.

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Super storms News

by Pat, 22 November 2013 | 0 comments

Satellite image of a tropical cyclone.

A massive storm called Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines earlier this month. One of the largest storms ever observed, it has caused widespread destruction in the island nation. Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes are all different names for the same thing: a particularly violent type of tropical storm. Which name it is given depends on where…

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Scorched earth not so barren News

by Pat, 15 November 2013 | 0 comments

A large goanna

With dry conditions and high temperatures, the risk of bushfires increases over the Australian summer. But while the destructive nature of fire cannot be denied, fire still plays an important role in some ecosystems.

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The worm that wants to be eaten News

by David, 25 October 2013 | 0 comments

A European hare.

Written by Sarah Kellett Atop a blade of grass waits a baby worm. Sheep graze all around in the South Australian pasture, ripping up mouthfuls of juicy greenery. The worm quivers as a mouth nibbles nearby. Then finally, the moment arrives.

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Short stroll to 3D maps News

by Pat, 27 September 2013 | 0 comments

Three people looking at a 3D map of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Look around the room you’re in now. Imagine trying to accurately map out the details in the room. Now consider trying to map out the entire building. It sounds time consuming, but Zebedee technology can map whole buildings in minutes.

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Megafauna Monday: Nimbadon News

by Pat, 23 September 2013 | 0 comments

Artist's impression of a mother and juvenile Nimbadon in a tree.

Welcome to Megafauna Monday, where we help you chase away the post-weekend blues by showcasing some of the mighty beasts that once roamed the planet.

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Megafauna Monday: Diprotodon News

by Pat, 16 September 2013 | 0 comments

Diprotodon skeleton.

Welcome to Megafauna Monday, where we help you chase away the post-weekend blues by showcasing some of the mighty beasts that once roamed the planet. We thought we’d start with a bang by introducing you to the largest marsupial ever discovered: Diprotodon.

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Parrot emerges from the night News

by Pat, 13 September 2013 | 1 comments

Drawing of two night parrots.

DNA analysis of feathers confirms a recent sighting of the elusive night parrot. One of Australia’s rarest birds, this sighting is the first time a night parrot has been caught on camera.

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Golden needles in rocky haystacks News

by Pat, 6 September 2013 | 0 comments

Gold nugget.

Imagine you have a massive pile of rocks. You think there might be gold in the rocks, not much, but enough to make some money. Now it might be easier to find out how much hidden gold there is.

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