A century old mystery has been solved by a new study showing how butterflies mimic the wing patterns of other species to escape being eaten by birds. The study is published today in the international journal Nature.
Affordable solar energy for Australians is one step closer with $3.5 million in funding from the Victorian and Federal Governments. The grant will allow further development of revolutionary plastic solar cells produced by a team of Victorian researchers.
Australian researchers have successfully bred two genetically distinct Mountain Pygmy-possums, playing a major role in preventing the endangered population in the Victorian Alpine region from further decline.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.