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Bridie Smith Science Editor You wouldn't know it to look at him but this shark is model material. Sure, he's not what you'd call classically good looking - his eyes are small and his teeth far from impressive.
Bridie Smith Science Editor A study looking at the feeding behaviour of Australian fur seals in Bass Strait has found the animals benefit from the shipwrecks, pipelines and cables in their underwater world.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Stewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike. But the seizures were debilitating and proved impossible to control with medication.
Bridie Smith Science Editor If you think it's tough to break into the housing market in Melbourne, spare a thought for the state's Major Mitchell Cockatoos.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Don't let its beautiful name and shimmering green body fool you. The Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina is a nasty parasite.
Bridie Smith The genome of the superbug that has put hospital authorities across the globe on alert has been mapped, raising hopes that scientists could finally tame the bacterial bandit.
Bridie Smith The Aboriginal people who called the arid area around Lake Mungo home some 24,000 years ago were likely accomplished inland seafarers living in what is now desert country.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Scientists have for the first time worked out how a gene linked to one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy works.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Scientists have captured the first footage of a human white blood cell dying, giving them unprecedented insight into a key process which could lead to improved medical treatments.
Bridie Smith You've heard of smart televisions and smartphones. Now get ready for smart skin.
Bridie Smith If an octopus' garden is of the sandy, desolate variety, it appears a lovely bunch of coconut shells are just the thing.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Australian physicists have proved one of the most mind-blowing quantum theories on offer, confirming that the reality does not exist until it is measured – at least at the atomic scale.
Bridie Smith A freshwater fish capable of surviving out of water for up to six days may also be able to survive in salty water, prompting scientists to warn that the aggressive climbing perch could make its way...
Bridie Smith Our planet may be home to millions fewer species than previously thought, according to the results of a new study led by Australian researchers.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Researchers have attached cameras and tracking devices to the tails of Australasian gannets to get a bird's-eye view of how the seabirds forage for their food in Victorian waters.
Bridie Smith Australian researchers have identified four key ways by which one of the most common type of ovarian cancers becomes resistant to chemotherapy, a breakthrough which will better match patients with...
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Ecologists have warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plant species over the next century, with grasslands in Melbourne's west the most vulnerable to the city's urban...
Bridie Smith Science Editor World-leading chemist San Thang, who attracted headlines late last year after CSIRO made him redundant the very month he was named a frontrunner for the prestigious Nobel Prize in chemistry, has been...
Bridie Smith Science Editor A pure white sparrow, the rarest incarnations of one of the world's most common birds, has been spotted in suburban Melbourne.
Bridie Smith Science Editor On their own, the neon-blue patches lighting up the night waters of the River Derwent in Tasmania would usually be a show stopper.