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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
Australia is home to many bizarre creatures, but they're no less lovable than our iconic kangas and cuddly koalas. Here are our favourites.
Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people, the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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This species of tube-nosed bat resembles a certain Jedi master, quickly making it an internet sensation.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
Gene drives aim to deliberately spread bad genes when invasive species such as mice reproduce.
The giant panda snail— Australia's biggest snail, dates back all the way to the Gondwana age but don't be confused by the 'panda' in its name.
Stunning photos of landscapes and animals sit side by side in a gallery that may be without colour, but certainly isn't without interest. Photographs could be sepia-toned or infrared.
These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide (18 August to 3 October) and the Australian Museum in Sydney (19 August to 9 October).
From the sharks unique physical traits, to their chance discovery.
They are little-known but incredibly fascinating creatures of the ocean. Meet our endemic seadragons.
As forest canopies thinned, some tree-dwellers evolved to glide between branches. Six of them live in Australia.
Massive, neon-pink slugs can be found atop an extinct volcano in inland New South Wales.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are booming in the Blue Mountains of NSW, pushing out more timid native birds.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year competition.
From May to November each year, Australia’s east coast transforms into a whale watching hot spot, with vast numbers heading north to breed after a summer spent feeding in Antarctic waters.