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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.
In this category, we asked for photos of flora or fauna that have been deemed threatened, rare, vulnerable or endangered. This shortlist is a reminder of how many beautiful animals face extinction if we do not act.
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).
AG sponsored researcher tracks critically endangered black rhinos through the hub of Africa's rhino heartland.
From leafy gardens to harsh desert, no bushwalk is complete without a skink scurrying by.
Want to see bears up close? Forget the zoo, pack your bags and head to British Columbia.
Penguins may be hindered by tracking bands used for scientific research, a new report shows.
Australian songbirds are battling to be heard above noisy urban areas.
Despite a fearsome reputation in other parts of the world, scorpions in Australia are relatively harmless and come in a surprising variety of sizes and colours.
By the mid-20th century it seemed inevitable the kakapo would be added to the long list of extinct New Zealand birds, but this peculiar parrot wasn’t quite ready for its swan song.