Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued

What Colours Can You Hear?

Stephen Fleischfresser talks with the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson, about how he experiences the world. The article explains how Neil Harbisson found a connection between colour and other frequencies – like sound. His antenna allows him to … Continued

The Battle for Ningaloo’s Nursery

Exmouth Gulf is unprotected and in the sights of oil and gas developers. The gulf is home to a globally-unique ecosystem and acts as a nursery for many fish species. But, as Michelle Wheeler investigates, a proposed pipe-line bundling facility … Continued

Naracoorte Caves: A rolls-royce record of biodiversity

The geological records below ground in Naracoorte, South Australia are relatively young, dating 500,000 years to less than 1000. But researchers hope these records can inform conservation efforts about extinctions, adaptations, climate change and human impact. These fossils from the … Continued

Wine with a touch of Eucalyptus?

The science of Indigenous Australian fermentation. This article is suitable for Year 7 and 8 Biology students learning about wine or Indigenous agricultural science, and Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students learning about fermentation and organic compounds.   … Continued

Your at-home guide to appreciating snails

Watch what they do, then tell their stories. This resource provides an activity that is suitable for Year R and 1 students learning about how animals choose homes and year 4, 5, 6 and 7 students who are learning about … Continued