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New Aussie snake already at risk

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...

Deaths from viral hepatitis surpass HIV/AIDS in many countries

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of...

Forget the honeybadger: Tough marsupial may have hunted prey bigger than...

The reconstruction of an extinct meat-eating marsupial's skull, Nimbacinus dicksoni, suggests that it may have had the ability to hunt vertebrate prey exceeding its...

Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according...

Newly discovered marsupial the victim of fatal attraction

A QUT mammalogist has discovered a highly sexed mouse-like marsupial in Queensland's Springbrook National Park. The Black-tailed Antechinus was found in the high-altitude regions of...

Climate change linked to increase in Australia’s suicide rates

A QUT researcher is predicting suicide rates will rise as a result of climate change after finding a link between high and varied temperatures...

Uh-oh: Tennessee study finds crocodiles climb trees

When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water—not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee,...

Smell of the Sea Homes In On Stressed Coral

Coral reefs, the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world’s oceans, provide safe harbor for fish and organisms of many sizes that make homes among...

Forget fire, flood and sharks: Riptides are the real killer

Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows. Rip currents are the...

Magnetic particles in cooling water could prevent hotspots in nuclear plants

Cooling systems generally rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. Now, researchers at MIT and in Australia have found a way of...

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