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The journey to discovering species

Did you know the world's smallest goannas, the Dampier Peninsula goannas (Varanus sparnus), are about 5,000 times lighter than their larger relatives, the Komodo dragons? The recent announcement of the discovery ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Camels betray their best mates in 'Judas' trials

Murdoch University researchers have successfully trialled an approach to control feral camel numbers in Australia's outback whereby a single animal is used to betray the whereabouts of its companions.

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Image: Bushfire in Southwestern Australia

On February 1, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image of a large bushfire burning near the town of Northcliffe in Western Australia.

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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