Street smarts are the key to boosting the wild population of Tasmanian devils, scientists say.
Scientists exploring the abyss off Australia's east coast expect to see many new creatures.
Descendants of the creator of a beautiful and rare 'seaweed album' may be living in Melbourne or Sydney. If they are, the National Museum in Canberra wants to hear from them.
A fanged coral reef fish that disables it rivals by delivering a dose of heroin-like venom could one day cure your pain, researchers say.
Tasmanian devils with tumours the size of golf balls have had their cancerous growths disappear, after scientists successfully trialled a new way to kick-start the animals' immune system.
Giant spider crabs are gathering in their thousands at Blairgowrie for an annual event so impressive it's drawn David Attenborough and a Japanese film crew to document it. But few Victorians know about it.
Restricting the amount of greenery growing beside the state's waterways will have a detrimental effect on the environment while failing to meet its goal of reducing bushfire threats, top waterway ecosystem scientists have warned.
Human activity heats up cities to such an extent that on the weekends when we're having a sleep-in, the centre of town is measurably cooler.
Sharks have hogged the spotlight this summer. But what about the smaller creatures that inhabit our waters. Fish that can go from being female to male or sea cucumbers that can reorganise the position of their vital organs before splitting in two. They all live in Australian waters: in our bays, harbours and deep oceans.
It was a tough call as to who had the more enviable job. The answer depended which end of a large and potentially dangerous predator you would rather be working on: the head (read canine teeth) or the tail (read anal gland).