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Frog`s jumping style depends on environment

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:26

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?

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:35

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:41

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:11

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 09:12

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

Titanium dioxide, a boon for renewable energy: Researchers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 15:17

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:48

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:36

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

Birds that live with varying weather sing more versatile songs

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 15:21

Birds that sing versatile songs may be better able to cope with fluctuating weather, Australian researchers have said.

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 13:05

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.