Blind spot in human eye can be 'shrunk'

The human eye does have an unavoidable blind spot and with training, this can be effectively “shrunk".

Bitter taste receptors found on human hearts

Smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart, scientists have found.

Toxic Botox escapes into our nervous system: Scientists

Botox users please take note! Researchers from the University of Queensland have found that the potent toxin used for revamping our look and personality is transported via our nerves back to the central nervous system.

Plant immune system provides resistance against diseases: Study

lant immune system provides resistance against common plant diseases, according to a new study.

New study may impact design of running shoes

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.

Oxytocin key to treating abdominal pain: Study

Oxytocin, known as the love hormone, might be the key to treating chronic abdominal pain, according to a new study.

Nanoemulsions to target infectious diseases: Study

Nano-engineered oil droplets can be used to target infectious diseases and provoke specific immune responses to deal with side-effects of broad-spectrum treatments such as chemotherapy, according to a new research.

Mystery behind `zebra stripes` solved

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

Centipede venom may lead to new painkillers

Scientists have identified a molecule in centipede venom which can be used to develop powerful painkillers that are as effective as morphine.

New map to overcome climate change created

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

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

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

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.

Researchers closer to early Alzheimer`s online test

Australian scientists are a step closer to developing a simple online test to detect the early onset of Alzheimer`s disease.

Newly discovered crab species named Areopaguristes tudgei

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

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

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.

New insights into cancer formation

Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may also cause cancers and inflammation if disrupted.

Eating mangoes with skin can help fight flab

Researchers have come up with some good news for mango lovers, as they insist that eating them with the skin on could aid the battle of the bulge.

Crabs `fake it to avoid fights`

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