The South American horned frog packs quite a bite.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
A few technologies have been created that are at least as good as doctors at diagnosing certain types of disease.
The first generation of medical artificial intelligence systems are already rolling out to clinics. What are the plus- and down-sides?
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
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As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Yothu Yindi performing in 2000. Their songs offered hope and strength to generations of Yolŋu people.
The songs of Tribal Voice offered hope and strength to generations of Yolŋu people and gave audiences elsewhere a rare insight into the resolve and aspirations of Indigenous Australia.
“Snowball Earth” happened around 700 million years ago.
Earth's thermostat can fail spectacularly at times. Around 700 million years ago, huge volcanic eruptions triggered "Snowball Earth".
The latest trend in the video gaming industry is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing.
The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies.
Cooking with gold is in fashion, but the practice has been happening for centuries.
Modern chefs are serving up ice cream, cakes, even sushi covered in gold. But gold in food came into its own in late medieval Europe, when eating gold wad thought to be virtuous, and one could find gilded whole roast peacocks.
Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health.
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The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Adelaide’s aims in becoming a smart city include better traffic flows and highly co-ordinated transport networks.
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Smart city thinking makes good use of rapidly developing technology to help make cities work better, easier-to-navigate, safer, healthier and more enjoyable places to live.
ZZZZZZ…even the smartest scientists struggle to follow very dense science writing.
Science papers are supposed to be communication tools - and yet hardly anyone can understand them, even other scientists.
Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
The much-hyped study didn’t actually test vitamin B3 supplementation in humans.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
People queued to cast their votes in Kenya’s election. The final results have yet to be released.
Despite concerns about corruption, the high cost of living and a stagnating economy, Kenyans may have handed Uhuru Kenyatta a second term.
A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
Gene drives aim to deliberately spread bad genes when invasive species such as mice reproduce.
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Releasing just 100 mice carrying a faulty gene designed to stop them reproducing can remove an entire population of 50,000, a new study shows, paving the way for new eradication efforts.
Just because we can edit genes in human embryos, should we?
A world first study shows CRISPR can remove a target gene from early stage human embryos. But with the advance in science come weighty ethical dilemmas.
Around one in seven Australia households either cannot get into housing at market rates or are struggling to pay the rent.
One in seven Australian households is in a state of housing need. A shortfall in social housing supply means some are locked out of the market and others pay much more for rent than they can afford.
Free-range egg producers trade heavily on their implied ethical and nutritional value. But what are you really getting?
After Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for lying about their eggs being free-range, here are some tips on getting what you pay for in the supermarket.
Students infiltrate a host computer under the watchful eye of a mentor during a capture the flag exercise.
Cyber Security Summer School is a chance for researchers to test their skills during live penetration testing.