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New study may impact design of running shoes

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12:23

Scientists have found how foot muscles support the arch of the foot, a finding that could spark a change in the design of running shoes.

Mystery behind `zebra stripes` solved

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:31

Researchers have finally got an answer to why zebras have stripes, claiming that the animals have the striking pattern to confuse predators.

New map to overcome climate change created

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 15:20

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a roadmap that identifies the world`s most vulnerable and least vulnerable areas in the age of climate change.

50 million-year-old fossil trove discovered in Brisbane

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:24

Australian builders upgrading a level crossing have uncovered a trove of ancient plant and animal fossils believed to be around 50 million years old.

`Blood test` for corals to measure impact of warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 15:38

Researchers are developing a "blood test" for corals to measure how they are being affected by climate change and human activity.

Dinosaurs were swimming not running during stampede

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 14:49

Paleontologists in Queensland have found that the world`s only recorded dinosaur stampede is largely made up of the tracks of swimming, not running, animals.

Newly discovered crab species named Areopaguristes tudgei

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:09

A new species of hermit crab recently discovered on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize has been named Areopaguristes tudgei - after the American University biologist who first found it.

Bees can distinguish between Monet and Picasso paintings

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 20:22

Discerning art critics, honeybees can distinguish between different landscape scenes, types of flowers and even human faces, a new study has claimed.

Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 16:30

Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management and mitigation options.

Crabs `fake it to avoid fights`

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:51

Apparently crabs also deceive. In fact, they fake their strength to avoid a fight, a study has revealed.

Aussie birds `declining faster`

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 11:10

Australian birds are declining faster than elsewhere in the world, and would have been worse if not for conservation efforts.