(Phys.org) —Devastating fires that swept across Victoria and South Australia during last month's heatwave have wreaked havoc on wildlife habitat killing entire populations of threatened native birds, and wildlife remain ...
(Phys.org)—Microscopic particles that can be made to switch their magnetic state could mean computers of the future will be able to store much more data in much less space.
(Phys.org) —A study on a Victorian penguin colony has revealed new insight into the link between seabird diet and breeding success.
(Phys.org)—Researchers have long tried to explain the enormous diversity in colour of birds, and a new study is giving insights into why the humble fairy-wren, a colourful Australian bird, is radiantly blue.
It takes at least 10 times as many generations for a mouse to reach elephantine proportions as for the reverse transition, reveals a vast study of mammalian evolution over the past 70 million years.
(Phys.org)—More effective monitoring of pollution levels in the workplace is on the horizon following the development of a new construction method for microscopic structures made of gold.
The continent of Antarctica is at risk from human activities and other forces, and environmental management is needed to protect the planet's last great wilderness area, says an international team of researchers, including ...
Evolutionary capacity of many fruit fly species will lag behind pace of climate change, researchers say
(Phys.org)—Many species of fruit fly lack the ability to adapt effectively to predicted increases in global temperatures and may face extinction in the near future, according to new research.
(Phys.org)—In the deserts of central Australia lives a tough little fish known as the desert goby, and a new study is shedding light on the aggressive mating behaviour of smaller nest-holding males.
In a tough economic environment dominated by increased competition for jobs, minimising uncertainty has become a key challenge for chief executives.