University of Oregon researchers have dated the domestication of the soybean to 5,500 years ago, around the time villages were established in northern China.
The wallaby and platypus may contain an untapped source of antimicrobial peptides that may be key to fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs, says a team of Australian researchers.
The spread of dengue fever in northern Australia may be controlled by introducing a bacterium into the Aedes mosquito population, researchers say.
The publication of the first kangaroo genome sequence is a cause to cheer in Australia, where it is a national icon, appearing on the country's coat of arms, currency, and national airline symbol.
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered a key molecule needed to kill the blood vessels that supply tumors.