Biology news

Cracking the sea cucumber code

The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value.

dateJul 01, 2015 in Ecology
shares22 comments 1

Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This is according ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Ecology
shares118 comments 0

The math of shark skin

"Sharks are almost perfectly evolved animals. We can learn a lot from studying them," says Emory mathematician Alessandro Veneziani.

dateJul 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
shares66 comments 0