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

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … Continued

If we keep heading the way we’re going, the platypus is in big trouble

Development and drought are pushing the platypus, like many other native Australian species, on the path to extinction. Suitable for years 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 for Biological Sciences study, or year 10 Earth and Space Sciences. Word Count: … Continued

Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 5, 10 Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef Word Count: 561 … Continued