Murder hornets? Meh. Our pest wasps decapitate flies and bully dingoes

Over the past 50 years, introduced European wasps have taken hold in Australia, and their attitude towards native species can be ruthless. This article highlights the impact of introduced species on native Australian species. It highlights the co-dependence of ecosystems … Continued

Narrowing down the time of death

New model could vastly improve forensic predictions. Use this resource, alongside STEM Pack 8: Forensics to demonstrate an application of Biology, Physics, medicine and technology. It is suited to students in years 8 and 9 and will open a discussion … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued