Featured Research

Cooperative Societies Are Consistently Fit

Cooperative Societies Are Consistently Fit

Scientists from Taiwan and the US have found that cooperation leads to consistently high breeding success in beetles.

Baa Baa Black Sheep, How Did You Get Your Wool?

Baa Baa Black Sheep, How Did You Get Your Wool?

Eighteen years after the cloning of Dolly, scientists now have the complete genomic sequence of the domestic sheep, Ovis aries.

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

Sweet Success For Sorghum Sugar

A research project investigating the use of sorghum as a sugar crop has been awarded a joint grant from the University of Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Sex Lives Of Deep Sea Limpets

The Sex Lives Of Deep Sea Limpets

Understanding how deep sea limpets reproduce can help to predict how they will respond to environmental changes.

DNA Origami Creates 2D Structures

DNA Origami Creates 2D Structures

Scientists from Australia and the US have used DNA origami methods to turn one-dimensional nanomaterials into two dimensional structures.

Teasing Out Purkinje Proteins

Teasing Out Purkinje Proteins

Scientists have developed a method of extracting Purkinje cells from the brain, identifying potential Purkinje-specific protein markers in the process.

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

“Extinct” Bat Rediscovered After 120 Years

A single specimen of the Big-eared Bat, last seen in 1890 and thought to be extinct, has been found in Papua New Guinea.

New Pterosaur Fossils Unearthed In China

New Pterosaur Fossils Unearthed In China

Fossils found at the Turpan-Hami Basin provide new information about the biology of pterosaurs from the Early Cretaceous.

Lazy? Koalas Are Just Chilling Out

Lazy? Koalas Are Just Chilling Out

As a means of keeping cool, koala bears hug tree trunks, which can be up to 5°C cooler than the air during hot weather.

Whale Poo Sustains Fish Stocks

Whale Poo Sustains Fish Stocks

Although it has been argued that whales might be responsible for the depletion of fish stocks through predation, scientists have shown that their defecation in fact provides nutrients for other prey fish.