Known sweat-collecting stingless bees, Tetragonula sp., from the bee family Apidae.
Bees might not be able to survive inside a person's eye, but they can be drawn to disgusting food sources.
Audio used as evidence in criminal trials can often be unreliable.
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Indistinct forensic audio is often 'enhanced' to make it sound clearer. But how effective are the techniques that are used? A new experiment suggests they can be highly misleading.
We’re having less sex than we used to.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
A modern arthropod (the centipede
Cormocephalus) crawls over its Cambrian ‘flatmate’ (the trilobite Estaingia).
Michael Lee / South Australian Museum and Flinders University
Modern animals took over our planet much more quickly than previously thought. This has both welcome and disturbing implications for the future of life on our rapidly changing planet
Colonial graziers found it more effective to poison dingoes than rely on convict shepherds to protect their flocks.
Justine Philip/AMMRIC 2017
As soon as white colonists began farming sheep in Australia, they looked for a way to eradicate dingoes.
Does it really pay to spray?
It's easy to whip out the fly spray, but our fondness for pesticides can bring knock-on effects such as increased resistance, and harming beneficial insects in and around our homes.
The Port Arthur historic site is beautiful today – but its isolation would have been overwhelming for former convict inhabitants.
Port Arthur Historic Site
Without due process, archeological digs turn into into expensive and directionless treasure hunts from which little research value can be extracted.
Beginning on Saturday, West Australia's short, intense abalone season will be open for a total of four hours.
The recorder was one of the most popular instruments during the Baroque period, and was more commonly made of wood.
Many school music teachers aren't trained recorder players. And cheap and badly made recorders are often sold in discount stores. But this an instrument with a fine musical pedigree.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country.
New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Every magnet has two sides: a north pole and a south pole.
The energy needed to pull magnets apart comes from you, and you get it from the food you eat. And the plants or animals you eat get their energy from other plants and animals, or from the Sun. All energy comes from somewhere.
The composition of black and white in a magpie’s poo differs between species. Some splatter more of the uric acid (white), some have more black (indigestible solids). It depends on their diet.
Like reptiles, birds do not have two separate exits from the body. They have one, called the cloaca. It is quite similar to the human anus but the cloaca expels both indigestible bits and toxins.
Wetlands can have decades-long dry periods.
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Wetlands in Australia are often dry. They may look unassuming but it's a vital part of their vibrant lifecycle.
Psychiatrist Steve Ellen and the ten participants put themselves – and their stories – out there to increase awareness about living with mental illness.
Some viewers will object to the reality TV format of How 'Mad' Are You, but the show achieves its aim of breaking down stigma.
How much does ATAR matter when selecting teacher education students?
Some universities accept students into their teaching degree programs with an ATAR as low as 35. Do we need to raise the bar, or are other factors more important than a high ATAR for teachers?
Myrmecocystus honeypot ants, showing the repletes, their abdomens swollen to store honey, above ordinary workers.
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Honey might be synonymous with bees, but they're not the only insects that come up with the goods.
For some young women, a perceived lack of career opportunities is a significant barrier to relocating to rural communities.
Research shows that young women are more ambivalent than young men when it comes to employment opportunities and other reasons to relocate to rural communities.
Bob Katter leads a group of farmers out of the royal commission hearing in Brisbane.
A number of factors have contributed to the horrible stories coming out of the Royal Commission, including market instability and the financialisation of farming.
Male spiny leaf insect, Extatosoma tiaratum.
Stick insects may be using birds to disperse their eggs, just as plant do.
The 80% of musicians who freelance or are self-employed need to have an array of transferable skills to make a living.
It isn't easy, but musicians build 'portfolio careers' by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.