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Damsel fish's secret communication channel reliant on reef experience
The Ambon damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis) have been found to need exposure to the natural environment to develop the ultraviolet (UV) facial markings reef fish use as a covert communication system to potentially avoid predators.
How big is the universe?
Our brains struggle to comprehend how big the universe is because everything here on Earth, and even the Earth itself, is very small when compared to the immense scale of the universe.
Top five ways to get the most from the stars
Since humanity first looked up at the stars we have been amazed and inspired by the wonders of the night sky.
Meteorite search about to begin
Geological relics from the far reaches of the solar system are the focus of a quest by the fireball hunting team at Curtin University.
Keeping personal details personal in the Digital Age
Users of mobile phones, tablet computers and other devices with a memory card—that being practically everyone these days—risk having their identify stolen if they don't securely erase their personal data.
Scramble to protect keystone species from pesky pigs
Conservation and community groups are striving to save peat ecosystems of national ecological and evolutionary significance in Walpole from destruction by feral pigs.
What it would take for life on Mars
In light of NASA's recent evidence that liquid water flows on present-day Mars, the release of sci-fi film The Martian could not have come at a better time.
Regular dusting bolsters solar panel performance
Perth residents who are the proud custodians of solar panels could boost the amount of power that the arrays produce over an extended period of time by simply removing dust particles from the panels.
Plant survival under the microscope for mine rehabilitation works
Scientists will seek to understand the complex and interconnected processes that enable one of the world's most biodiverse plant communities to survive in some of the planet's poorest soils, in a three-year project conducted ...
More sex key to protecting bee populations
They're small, they're responsible for helping produce a third of the world's food production, and their foraging habits and sex lives are crucial areas of scientific research.