biology

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

bream and squid pop

A global team of biologists has used squid treats to track predator activity underwater, discovering temperature changes communities more than appetites.

woman ageing face

As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

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UNSW-led researchers have discovered that pancreatic tumours use unique genetic solutions to drive their growth, providing a new target to test tumour sensitivity to drugs.

skull

A skull unearthed in Malaysian Borneo 60 years ago sheds light on the mystery of how early humans moved throughout South-East Asia thousands of years ago, writes Darren Curnoe.

kangaroos

We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment and farmers' back pockets, writes Euan Ritchie and Adam Munn.

Grandmother

Grandmothers are uniquely placed to invest time into helping feed and care for their grandchildren, writes Darren Curnoe.

Species

The practice of identifying and naming species, or taxonomy, is central to answering the most important questions in biology, but ‘the species’ remains an elusive and controversial concept, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Imagine how easy life would be if you could produce offspring without a mate, write Angela Crean, Nathan Burke and Russell Bonduriansky.

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