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Bodyguards for bandicoots

They're cute, they're fluffy and they're here to save a critically endangered marsupial from extinction.

Read in Issue 137 (March/April 2017) of Australian Geographic.

 
Photo by Erik F. Brandsborg (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Photo by Erik F. Brandsborg (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Bringing Down the Mosquito

Nature’s humble bloodsuckers could soon be eradicated if some researchers have their way. We must think long and hard about the consequences of this.

Read online at Lateral Magazine.

 
Photo by Steve Murphy.

Photo by Steve Murphy.

Night parrot recordings released online for the first time

The public can now listen to the calls of the elusive night parrot, presumed extinct until its sensational rediscovery in 2013.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
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Beauty and Death in the Yukon

I trudge up to the creek. It doesn’t look that bad from a distance – a silver ribbon braided through a blanket of rocks. But up close, it’s a throbbing gunmetal vein and my stomach swirls at the thought of crossing it…

Read on Global Hobo.

 
Photo by Dan Brown.

Photo by Dan Brown.

New aerial images reveal bushfire damage in Tasmanian World Heritage Area one year on

Recovery is slow one year after devastating bushfires tore through the pristine wilderness.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

 
Image: State Library of NSW.

Image: State Library of NSW.

On this day: Winning design for the Sydney Opera House revealed

Unknown Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the competition with his bold vision.

Read online at Australian Geographic.

     
    Illustration by Meg Gough-Brooks.

    Illustration by Meg Gough-Brooks.

    Ben Goldacre and the Power of Evidence

    Model Specimens is a monthly column that explores the role models who inspired today’s scientists and artists. This month, Ellen Rykers discusses how Ben Goldacre saved her love of science and encouraged her down the science communication path.

    Read online at Lateral Magazine.

     
    Photo by Jasper Lowenstein.

    Photo by Jasper Lowenstein.

    Cannibal copperhead snake caught on camera

    Twelve-year-old Jasper Lowenstein snapped photos of the snake-eat-snake incident in his backyard in Hobart, Tasmania.

    Read online at Australian Geographic.

     
    Photo by mjwinoz (CC BY 2.0).

    Photo by mjwinoz (CC BY 2.0).

    Queensland leopard shark makes first recorded sexual transition

    Australian researchers have recorded the first instance of a shark switching from sexual to asexual reproduction.

    Read online at Australian Geographic.

     
    Photo via James Cook University.

    Photo via James Cook University.

    Sea turtle orientation mystery revealed

    Early-rising sea turtles may use the Sun to find their way home, new Australian research suggests.

    Read online at Australian Geographic.