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Giant Flesh-Eating Koala of Legend Was Real loading...
Giant Flesh-Eating Koala of Legend Was Real
This article was published in 2016 on National Geographic's blog Phenomena.
Aussie Grass Tastes Like Salt And Vinegar loading...
Aussie Grass Tastes Like Salt And Vinegar
Our native grass species has a remarkably similar taste to a popular flavour of chips
Why Does This Weird Snowy Mountains Insect Flash Warnings After An Attack? loading...
Why Does This Weird Snowy Mountains Insect Flash Warnings After An Attack?
This article was published in 2014 on National Geographic's blog Phenomena.
Want to Save the Gorillas? Recycle Your Phone loading...
Want to Save the Gorillas? Recycle Your Phone
Gorillas are dying for the sake of your new phone
Did You Know Australia Invented Wi-Fi? loading...
Did You Know Australia Invented Wi-Fi?
Aussie researchers were searching for black holes, but instead invented Wi-Fi
For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs loading...
For Frog’s Sake: There’s a New App That’s Saving Aussie Frogs
Download the app and join the thin green line of frog defenders
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Why Are Dogs Getting High In Queensland?
Just like people, canines can become addicted to chemical highs.
Should Australia Expect A Volcanic Eruption? loading...
Should Australia Expect A Volcanic Eruption?
Australia has the longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world.
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This Rain Forest Holds Half Of Australia's Plant Species
Australia's Gondwana Rainforests protect more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species.
Frigid Echidna Sex – Competition Drives Males To Mate With Hibernating Females loading...
Frigid Echidna Sex – Competition Drives Males To Mate With Hibernating Females
Not only does the echidna have large testicles for its size, but it also brandishes a bendy, four-headed phallus that only uses two heads at a time.
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The Grandaddy Of Australian Horse Racers
This Melbourne cup, meet Sir Hercules, but don’t bet on him.
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War On Our World
As part of International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, National Geographic takes a deeper look at the affect war can have on the environment.

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