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Group of eastern grey kangaroos surrounded by grass

How do wild kangaroos react to remote-controlled cars or instrumental music - and what does it mean?

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Astronaut driving a vehicle on the Moon

Australia’s unique geography and world-leading expertise in robotics technology in harsh and remote climates make it an ideal candidate to put a rover on the moon.

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A smiling woman holding a black and white dog and a stuffed toy owl and

From tracking down hard-to-find owls to protecting bats, there’s nothing Zorro the detection dog can’t do. 

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Angus Rae

While Angus Rae focuses intently on a captivating microscopic world, he is actually working towards a solution for an environmental catastrophe occurring on a global scale.

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The brains behind a book aimed at inspiring children with a gravity-defying emu and the team helping to save endangered languages are among the winners of Australia's top science awards - the Eureka Prizes.

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Tents pitched in Antarctica

700 years of Māori land burning practices in New Zealand said to be the most likely cause of increased black carbon levels in Antarctic ice, new research shows

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A detailed look at the gamma-ray sky

Star-forming galaxies are responsible for creating gamma-rays that until now had not been associated with a known origin.

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Since it’s Bad Bird Season, we ask cuckoo apologist - sorry, cuckoo expert - Professor Naomi Langmore to explain how it could possibly be that the cuckoo doesn’t mean to be mean, when it sure looks like it does.

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Two galahs in a eucalypt hollow

PhD student Cara Parsons is calling for citizen scientists to collect data on mature eucalypts as part of her research into the dangers of falling branches.

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