Shark Bay bandicoot: a pint-sized ecosystem engineer

Fluffy, furry, spikey or sleek? What’s your favourite species? Cosmos magazine is celebrating the amazing diversity of Australian mammals, from antechinus to yellow-footed rock-wallaby, in our first-ever Australian Mammal of the Year poll. Keep an eye on the Cosmos website … Continued

Eastern bettong: the ultimate native truffle hunter

Fluffy, furry, spikey or sleek? What’s your favourite species? Cosmos magazine is celebrating the amazing diversity of Australian mammals, from antechinus to yellow-footed rock-wallaby, in our first-ever Australian Mammal of the Year poll. Keep an eye on the Cosmos website … Continued

Dingo: the charismatic and controversial canid

Fluffy, furry, spikey or sleek? What’s your favourite species? Cosmos magazine is celebrating the amazing diversity of Australian mammals, from antechinus to yellow-footed rock-wallaby, in our first-ever Australian Mammal of the Year poll. Keep an eye on the Cosmos website … Continued

Dig this: echidnas tackle climate change

Researchers have found that a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change. Learn about the work of the amazing echidna in this resource for Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 Earth … Continued

Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge

To honour Australia’s history, from 18 to 26 January, Education – RiAus will be exclusively publishing content by and about First Nations Australians. These resources will look back at our favourite pieces from 2020 and also provide new content and … 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

Five vampire traits that exist in the real world

Count Dracula's characteristics can be found in nature. This article is suitable for Year 6 and 7 Biology students who are learning about animal interactions.   Word Count: 840 The common vampire bat. Credit: Shuttershock When asked to describe a … Continued