Pilostyles are only visible when their fruit and flowers erupt out of their host plants.
Only when flowering is Pilostyles visible externally, the flowers erupting from the stems of its host like a weird botanical Alien.
Dingoes are usually solitary, but can forage in groups near human settlements where food is abundant.
An attack on a WA mine worker has highlighted the danger of wild dingoes, particularly when attracted by humans' food - one of the factors that can make an attack by wild predators much more likely.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
It has been widely assumed that any dual citizenship problems are confined to the federal parliament. But that may need a rethink.
While all the attention has been on section 44 of the Australian Consitution, some state constitutions may require closer scrutiny as well.
Wedge-tailed eagles have been found poisoned in East Gippsland.
The poisoning of dozens of wedge-tailed hawks in Victoria could affect the entire wild population.
The latest research suggests that in Australia, rooftop solar photovoltaics are more likely to be adopted by middle-class households.
Households that are most likely to go solar are those that can afford solar panels, but aren't so rich that they don't have to worry about their electricity bill at all, says a survey of 8,000 homes.
How well you’ll cope on a mountain has little to do with how fit you are.
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You can't know how altitude will affect you until you're up there. Here's why people have different reactions to less atmospheric oxygen.
A government plan to ‘dart’ wild horses with fertility control drugs ignores science and expert advice.
There is no way to effectively administer fertility control to thousands of horses scattered through a huge national park meaning population growth will only be limited as they run out of food
The dual citizenship saga that has rocked the parliament in recent months is unlikely to end any time soon.
A report into the dual citizenship saga provides a number of practical recommendations to improve compliance with section 44 of the Constitution, but also confirms there is no easy fix.
Senator Katy Gallagher knew she was a British citizen at the last election, but maintains she took “all reasonable steps” to renounce it.
Today's High Court decision on whether Labor Senator Katy Gallagher is eligible to hold her seat will have significant implications for the whole parliament.
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With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much.
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Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Superstition holds that Friday 13th is the day to stay in bed and avoid taking risks. But it's all in our heads.
Anggota Punk Muslim dari Surabaya dan Jakarta berkumpul di acara ‘Ngobrol Bareng Punk Muslim’ di Jakarta pada Januari 15, 2017.
Kemunculan paham Islam di gerakan musik bawah tanah, termasuk, mengundang perhatian banyak orang. Apa kira-kira penyebabnya?
Punk Muslim members from Surabaya and Jakarta gather together for their event ‘Ngobrol Bareng Punk Muslim’ in Jakarta on January 15 2017.
The emergence of the Islamic movement in the Indonesian underground music scene has drawn a lot of people’s attention. What factors are driving the underground youths, especially punks, to religion?
A boobook enjoys its vantage point, courtesy of humans.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
Large-scale adoption of a plant-based diet could have a great impact on climate change mitigation and anti-microbial efficacy.
Individually rational actions can lead to collectively undesirable outcomes. Rethinking our individual moral obligations as forming part of a collective pattern of action can lead to positive change.
Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services.
Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.