A population of eastern quolls in Mulligans Flat Sanctuary near Canberra has reared enough teenagers that they are being caught and transferred to a breeding program at Mt Rothwell in Victoria.
It is one of Australia's rarest birds, but conservationists say Hunter Valley habitat crucial to the breeding and survival of the regent honeyeater is currently zoned for industrial development and urgently needs protecting.
In the 1960s, Australia's economy rode on the sheep's back. One scientist possessed a special gift: the knowledge of artificial breeding of livestock.
The rare hoodwinker sunfish left scientists baffled after it washed ashore in the US, until a marine scientist who discovered the creature off Australian and New Zealand waters in 2014 identified it via a Facebook post.
The range of fish being eaten is reducing and the demand for popular species is growing. It means consumers are missing out on cheaper local seafood, while also putting pressure on the sustainability of fish populations.
"Excess" upstream irrigation, drought and water releases from the Menindee Lakes created the perfect storm that led to the ecologically disastrous fish kills over summer, a review by the Academy of Science finds.
By learning how bees see and make decisions, it's possible to improve our understanding of how best to work with them to manage our essential resources, write Adrian Dyer and Tanya Latty.
It took four years and three reactions for Kate Pither to realise she had developed a serious allergy to mammalian meat. The cause? Tick bites she got while living in Sydney.