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Paving the way for a perfect courtyard

Paving the way for a perfect courtyard

With smaller gardens often comes less privacy. The remedy, says Jackie French, is to create a courtyard that provides peace and tranquility.

  • by Jackie French

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How to use Queensland's new container recycling scheme
Recycling

How to use Queensland's new container recycling scheme

Queensland's new container recycling scheme begins on November 1. Will it be ready? And how will you claim your 10-cent refund.

  • by Tony Moore
How fire could unlock suburbia's 'hidden treasure' of wildflowers
Wildlife

How fire could unlock suburbia's 'hidden treasure' of wildflowers

Conservation workers say they have discovered a wildflower never before recorded in Melbourne's suburbs – and predict it could be the tip of a botanical iceberg.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife
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Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife

The “Big Five” – lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and Cape buffalo – have never been in greater peril.

  • by Greg Callaghan
This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy
Science

This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy

A neuroscientist and an octopus expert Eric Edsinger bathed octopuses in the psychedelic drug and observed the results.

  • by Ben Guarino
Scientists crack genetic code of cane toad
Animals

Scientists crack genetic code of cane toad

Researchers have used the toad's genetics to find three new viruses that, with further work, may become biocontrols to stem the toad's march across the country.

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Texas mayor, 73, kills huge alligator she thinks ate her miniature horse
Animals

Texas mayor, 73, kills huge alligator she thinks ate her miniature horse

A miniature horse vanished a few years ago from Judy Cochran's Texas cattle ranch. On Monday, she fired one shot to kill what she says was the likely perpetrator.

  • by Karin Brulliard
Shocking video shows man running down emus
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Shocking video shows man running down emus

A man filmed himself hitting several emus with a vehicle and laughing about it afterwards. Warning: Disturbing content.

Go with the flow: desalination plant study finds 'amazing' ocean impact
Water

Go with the flow: desalination plant study finds 'amazing' ocean impact

The Sydney desalination plant's biggest effect on the ocean is unlikely to be from the release of highly saline brine, according to the first peer-reviewed study into the industry's marine impacts.

  • by Peter Hannam
Questions over taxpayer money used to kill starfish
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Questions over taxpayer money used to kill starfish

A $40 million grant has been given to fight the crown of thorns starfish, but there are questions over the way funding has been distributed in the past.

'Volcano' jellyfish washes up on New Zealand beach
New Zealand

'Volcano' jellyfish washes up on New Zealand beach

Eve and Adam Dickinson and their two children found the "incredible" lion's mane jellyfish while they were walking on Pakiri Beach, in north Auckland, on Monday.

  • by Melanie Earley