Ten things you need to know about bugs
Can you tell a bug from a beetle? Does that bug you? We’re here to help. Our list of bug facts will soon have you in the know about bugs.
Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
Are cuckoo eggshells thicker to protect them from their hosts?
Our historical egg collection tells an unexpected story about the evolution of cuckoo eggshells.
Using DNA to determine the age of green sea turtles
We are working with green sea turtles to provide a fast and safe way to determine the ages of individual turtles.
Science explainer: Japanese encephalitis virus
After years of international collaborations, our scientists are experts in Japanese encephalitis virus. They explain how it works.
It may not be cute, but here’s why the humble yabby deserves your love
New research investigating yabby diets found just how crucial these crayfish are to aquatic ecosystems.
From cows to giraffes: smart ear tags helping wildlife conservation
Smart ear tags originally used to monitor livestock are now being used to track giraffes on the African savannah.
Climate data for farmers, with the click of a button
If a farmer could see into the future and know what climate is ahead, they may be able to better plan their crops or livestock production.
Meet our roller-skating, sheep researcher: Danila Marini
Danila always wanted to work with animals but had no idea they'd end up roller skating in regional NSW working on animal science.
Australia’s backyard treasure hunt
Looking for an adventure in your own backyard, park, beach or reserve? Our backyard treasure hunt has you covered.
Earthworms can sometimes surprise us
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location.