Invasive tropical fire ants spread by eating their fat useless sons.
The guinea flower grows right across Australia.
A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Sarah and Donna are 26 weeks pregnant and have the same blood sugar levels. But while Donna is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Sarah is spared from the label. It comes down to where she lives.
Molluscs that have shells - like pipis, clams and oysters - have to build their own shell from scratch. And they keep building it their whole life, using chemicals from the sea and their own bodies.
Rural and regional Australia is a big and diverse place, but some broad common issues do emerge as policy priorities.
Murray Valley encephalitis virus is a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus. Here's what you need to know about it.
The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group living China's Xinjiang region. It is now estimated over one million Uyghurs have been arrested and imprisoned in China's vast network of "re-education" camps.
The natural world depends on insects to function, but they may be the next casualty of climate change.
Walking towards this tree, which grows only on a select few mist-shrouded mountainsides in Queensland, can feel like stepping into a prehistoric dinosaur-filled fantasy.
Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.
Despite bans around the world, there's no empirical evidence sunscreens cause coral bleaching.
Banning fishing in no-take marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef does not protect sharks as well as received wisdom would tell you.
Move over Benedict Cumberbatch, there's another oddly shaped pale figure stealing the limelight.
The irukandji jellyfish can be deadly and particularly hard to trace. However, emerging technology offers a solution.
Urbanisation is the main reason for rising temperatures and water pollution, but receives little attention in discussions about the health of water streams, reefs and oceans.
Temuan sampah di dalam tubuh paus ini menunjukkan bahwa sampah tidak hanya membawa masalah bagi manusia, tapi juga bagi hewan-hewan laut.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.
European settlers suspected Australia's high tropical forests hid native rhododendrons.