Frog`s jumping style depends on environment

A frog`s jump is not as simple as it seems, according to scientists who have discovered that different species adopt different leaping styles depending on their environment.

Female birds sing songs: Was Charles Darwin wrong?

A new research by an international team has overturned the long-held concept that bird song was a male trait to attract females.

Australians discover oldest star

Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered the oldest known star in the universe, the university press release said Monday.

Australian scientists awarded for spotting water efficient crops

Two Australian scientists have been awarded the British-based Rank Prize for developing an innovative method of identifying crops with superior water efficiency, the Australian National University (ANU) said Wednesday.

Rock points to potential diamond haul in Antarctica

Australian geologists on Tuesday opened up the tantalising but controversial prospect that Antarctica could be rich in diamonds.

Australian student creates world`s largest quantum cluster

A university student in Australia has developed the world`s largest cluster of quantum systems ever - a milestone that brings super-powerful, super-fast quantum computers a step closer to reality.

High BMI may up heart disease risk

Even minor increases in the body mass index (BMI) can raise a person`s risk of developing heart disease, scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have warned.

Titanium dioxide, a boon for renewable energy: Researchers

Australian scientists are currently studying the use of titanium dioxide, a chemical widely used as a whitening pigment, which could help store energy produced by renewable sources.

Key factor that causes some tsunamis to be more devastating found

Researchers have identified a key component in some earthquakes that cause some tsunamis to be larger and more devastating than previous models had forecast.

Australia`s original settlers numbered 1,000-3,000: Study

Australia was first settled by between 1,000 and 3,000 humans around 50,000 years ago.

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes

Defects in rocks lying below the earth`s surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University.