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Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery.

 

A lacklustre video apology from Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was a positive outcome from the Pistol and Boo saga, that highlighted the need for Australia's strict biosecurity laws, expert Andrew Robinson told SBS News on Tuesday, April 19.

Resistance to a key anti-malarial drug cannot be passed on by mosquitoes in a breakthrough scientists believe could drastically improve the way we battle the disease.

Social insects such as ants, bees and wasps appear to be blessed with a genetic 'super switch' that designates both gender and their status as either a queen or worker, scientists have discovered.

University of Melbourne scientists have shone a new light into the complexities of ant communication, with the discovery that ants not only pick up information through their antennae, but also use them to convey social signals.

Australia has a 'tremendous opportunity' to boost its renewable energy market post the Paris agreement in December, climate scientist Malte Meinshausen told ABC24's Afternoons program on Wednesday, 15 March. 

Australia's iconic tourist attraction, the Twelve Apostles, has received an unlikely boost in numbers with the discovery of five extra limestone columns hidden way below the water.

Humans have triggered the last 16 record-breaking hot years experienced on Earth (up to 2014), with the new research tracing our impact on the global climate as far back as 1937.

The University of Melbourne’s internationally recognized Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute is to be substantially expanded and will house CSL’s Global Research and Translational Medicine Hub. 

An international team of astronomers has pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits to measure the distance to the farthest galaxy we can see, shattering the cosmic distance record.

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