Scientists have discovered Australia's smallest rodent, the delicate mouse, is not just one species spanning four states but three.
A country vet is designing an online course in resilience for colleagues enduring the stress, burnout and customer abuse besetting the profession.
"Pooed plastic for six days": Sea turtles unexpectedly inhabiting Australia's busiest and most polluted waterways face increased risks from man-made threats.
Australian researchers have shown that for the air-breathing, milk-producing, live-birthing mammals of the world, glowing under ultraviolet light is common.
A pasty-looking caterpillar with a healthy appetite for plastic is exciting researchers with its ability to break down problematic waste such as polyurethane.
Findings of a study could help predict which animal species are better positioned to adapt to new environments as climate change impacts global biodiversity.
Scientists have developed a vaccine for farmed saltwater crocodiles, boosting protection for the booming multi-million dollar industry.
Dolphins in Queensland are learning from their peers how to beg for food, which could pose short and long-term risks, researchers say.
Australian ornithologists will get a helping hand from new AI technology designed to identify birds across the country from collated audio.
Frog calls are just as diverse and unique as frog species, researchers say after analysing more than 700 individual frog calls.
Overfishing is driving the world's reef sharks towards extinction but Australia is doing relatively well at managing populations, a new study shows.
A newly confirmed giant prehistoric skink dubbed Mega Chonk could "break the internet" with its bulky bod and seriously spiky armour, researchers say.
Dingo populations have significantly less dog ancestry than previously thought, as shown in genetic analysis that far outstrips previous technology.
A new study has revealed the frequency of shark attacks on dolphins along the Queensland coast, with about 25 per cent showing signs of injuries.
Queensland research has revealed liver cells have an impact on the body's circadian clock, which plays a part in most physiological functions.
A world-first study to vaccinate a wild koala population against the deadly chlamydia disease has exceeded all expectations, researchers say.
NSW zookeepers are celebrating the birth of a critically endangered black rhino calf after more than a little human assistance.
Analysis of Australia's first near-complete sauropod dinosaur skull has revealed new details of the animal's anatomy, relationships and feeding habits.
An eagle-eyed diner has uncovered prehistoric dinosaur footprints at a restaurant in China.
An Australian study has shown just how important Cassowaries are to native plant seed dispersal in highly fragmented rainforest areas.
Crocodiles are uniquely protected against fungal infections. This might one day help human medicine too
As the threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes grows, so does our need for new and effective treatments. Could the defensins of these beasts hold the answers to help create a new wave of life-saving therapeutics?
A new species of gecko believed to have evolved in isolation over millions of years has been discovered on a remote, rocky island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Australian researchers have shown a lack of external ears is no barrier when it comes to the hearing abilities of snakes.
Researchers say the mating drive of northern quolls overrides even the need for sleep, putting the endangered species at further risk.
It's long been thought echidnas are poor at dealing with the Australian heat but researchers say they have some secret weapons including snot bubbles.
A researcher from James Cook University has exposed the secret lives of Australia's deadly funnel-webs.
There are better matches to modern-day wombats than the car-sized Diprotodon, and a skull found in a Queensland cave reveals more about their lives.
Palaeontologists have excavated Australia's first complete head and body of a 100-million-year-old long-necked marine reptile in outback Queensland.
Australia's lyrebirds are losing their impressive singing abilities because of habitat loss, with researchers concerned the species may disappear altogether.
A wet winter and spring in Australia's east is driving a surge in tick cases among pets, including in normally tick-free areas like Melbourne's suburbs.
An Australian study has revealed encroachment into the habitat of bats is driving them into agricultural areas, increasing the risk of Hendra virus spillover.