Science & nature

Silence can be smart and sneaky for surprised male cane toads

16 August 2019

New research recently published in Biology Letters has shed a light on the sneaky reproductive tactics of male cane toads. …

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

12 August 2019

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in …

Macquarie University congratulates its finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

31 July 2019

Macquarie University has four finalists in the prestigious Australian Museum 2019 Eureka Prizes. They are: The Weed Futures project, run …

Wingless but not clueless: The wingless grasshopper is prepared to flourish in a changing world

31 July 2019

The Australian native grasshopper known as the wingless grasshopper is a common pest of pastures and crops in Australia. Adult wingless …

India Beckons for NSW’s Cyber Security Startups

26 July 2019

Eight of NSW’s most innovative cyber security startups will visit India this year to participate in the NSW-India Cyber Security …

Invading cane toads travel light

25 July 2019

Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive the spread of the …

Even deep-sea sharks aren’t safe from fishing fleets, research shows

25 July 2019

Even in the most remote parts of the world’s oceans migratory sharks are in severe danger from commercial fishing fleets, …

Astronomer flies high to spy on star formation

24 July 2019

Macquarie University astronomer Dr Stuart Ryder is in New Zealand to hitch a ride on a NASA jet and take …

Baby blue-tongues are born smart

16 July 2019

Australian research finds little lizards learn very quickly. Young Australian eastern blue-tongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) are every bit as clever as …

Exiled moons may explain astronomical mysteries

12 July 2019

Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests. Researchers …

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