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Biology and marine biology

Short-term bang of fireworks has long-term impact on wildlife: study

Popular fireworks should be replaced with cleaner drone and laser light shows to avoid the “highly damaging” impact on wildlife,…

Biology and marine biology

Everyday Aussies’ social media posts help find missing plant species

Scientists have identified six new or rediscovered Western Australian plant species from photos taken and uploaded to the internet by…

Biology and marine biology

Study finds blowing bubbles among echidna’s tricks to beat the heat

Curtin University research into how echidnas might respond to a warming climate has found clever techniques used by the animal…

Biology and marine biology

3D imaging of shark embryos reveals evolution of pelvic fins

Curtin University researchers have revealed how the pelvic fins of fish such as sharks and chimaeras have evolved from their…

Climate change & conservation

New unusual bee species discovered with dog-like snout

A new native bee species with a dog-like “snout” has been discovered in Perth bushland though Curtin-led research that sheds…

Biology and marine biology

Synthetic firefly glow lights new path to disease detection

A Curtin University-led research team has found a way to synthetically create a firefly’s ‘glow’ that could have positive impacts…

Campus and global community

Study finds effect of Earth’s orbit around the sun on ancient microorganisms

Curtin University researchers studying molecular fossils or ‘biomarkers’ from deep beneath the Chicxulub impact crater have found evidence of how…

Biology and marine biology

New eDNA toolkit could save species on the brink of extinction

New Curtin University-led research has used eDNA technology to track the movements of a critically endangered fish in South Africa…

Earth science

Pacific Ocean set to make way for world’s next supercontinent

New Curtin University-led research has found that the world’s next supercontinent, Amasia, will most likely form when the Pacific Ocean…

Earth science

Lunar glass shows Moon asteroid impacts mirrored on Earth

A Curtin-led research team has found asteroid impacts on the Moon millions of years ago coincided precisely with some of…

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