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Helmeted Honeyeater

First-ever release of mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters into wild

In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery program to save the species.

Biology 24 August 2019

Birds balance sexiness and predator-avoidance by changing colour

seasonal colour change in birds

Most birds remain the same colour year-round, replacing their feathers only once a year.

But some birds undergo a seasonal colour change and replace some of their feathers twice each year – often alternating between dull and bright feathers.

Biology 23 August 2019

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology 19 August 2019

Investigating thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike

Thunder claps, lightning bolts, wind and hail – all the opera of an ordinary thunderstorm – aren't entirely understood by climate scientists. As the planet warms, thunderstorms are expected to become more intense, but no one can say for certain how the winds will blow.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 August 2019
Glitch-neutron-stars-

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

Physics and Astronomy
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