As if to assure warmth-deprived Melburnians that it's still up there and on duty, the sun put on a spectacular sky show to mark the first day of summer on Thursday.
Venom from two iconic Australian species could be behind the development of new treatments for diabetes, which affects around 1.7 million Australians.
Scientists have found out how the blue whales rose to become the biggest beasts the Earth has seen – and it's all down to their teeth.
A warming climate means the days of Melbourne's boulevards being lined with exotic elm trees are numbered. Instead, the city's landmark boulevards will be lined with trees that can tolerate the higher temperatures forecast in the future. But don't think that automatically means gum trees.
Frog calls that greeted researchers after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires were robust in number. But genetic testing has revealed they are alarmingly limited in diversity, catching researchers on the hop.
A pregnant Baw Baw frog, found high on a muddy mountaintop could be the key to a successful captive breeding program for the seriously endangered animal.
You've heard of the expression to run like the wind. Well in Melbourne last month, the wind didn't run - it flew. But exactly how far did Melbourne's persistent spring winds travel? Put it this way: if you hitched a ride you'd need a passport.
This snake is a freak. It boasts the largest venom glands in the world. It eats king cobras for breakfast. And it has a scorpion's sting. But that's not what has scientists excited.
The days are longer and lighter. And while the temperatures haven't been typically spring-like, the annual Cambrian-like explosion of backyard bugs is on. So who is your friend and who is your foe? The answers might come as a surprise.
Australian researchers have discovered that peptides contained in the milk of Tasmanian devils can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections, including golden staph.