New methane organisms discovered
New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Early Australians fought giant killer lizards
Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

During the last Ice Age, Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards, reveals new research that unearthed fossils of giant killer lizards.

Height, weight are genetically linked, says Australian study

A new study has revealed genetic link between being tall and slim.

Tall people are more likely to be slim

A country with a taller population may have to worry less about obesity as researchers have found that the genes that result in greater height correlate strongly with genes that reduce body mass index (BMI).

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.