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These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats loading...
These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats
A new study found oases of resilient coral reefs around the world that are beating the odds against warming, pollution, and other impacts.
Why Rescued Kangaroo Joeys Need Handmade Pouches loading...
Why Rescued Kangaroo Joeys Need Handmade Pouches
Orphaned joeys need care 24/7, as they would in a mother’s pouch—here's how caregivers mimic the marsupial experience.
Why Male Dolphin Buddies 'Hold Hands' loading...
Why Male Dolphin Buddies 'Hold Hands'
Bottlenose dolphins in Australia call each other by name and touch frequently to maintain alliances with other males, a new study says.
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The Last Straw
This World Ocean Day rethink putting a straw in your G and T.
Tassie’s Disappearing Tarn Lake is Back After Heavy Rainfall loading...
Tassie’s Disappearing Tarn Lake is Back After Heavy Rainfall
The beautiful blue lake on Hobart’s Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington is back and deeper than ever.
6 Amazing Structures Built by Surprising Creatures loading...
6 Amazing Structures Built by Surprising Creatures
Without a blueprint to speak of, organisms big and small can build air-conditioning systems, massive walls, and even islands.
New Hot-Pink Slug Found in Australia loading...
New Hot-Pink Slug Found in Australia
This new species of 8-inch-long slug is found only on one mountain.
World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us loading...
World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us
A trapdoor spider in Australia spent decades tending a small burrow—a life people can learn from, scientists say.
Here Are Some Alternatives to Reef-Damaging Sunscreen loading...
Here Are Some Alternatives to Reef-Damaging Sunscreen
Harmful chemicals from sunscreen can leach into the ocean and damage coral. Here are some sun-blocking alternatives.
Prehistoric Toothless Whale Among Oldest of Its Kind loading...
Prehistoric Toothless Whale Among Oldest of Its Kind
Fossils unearthed in New Zealand belonged to an ancestor of minkes and humpbacks that lived about 27.5 million years ago.
Aussie Bloke is About to Conquer Seven Summits in Record Time loading...
Aussie Bloke is About to Conquer Seven Summits in Record Time
Steve Plain was almost paralysed due to a beach accident in 2014 but is now on his way to set a new world record.
Meet Brian The Rescued Mini-Kangaroo loading...
Meet Brian The Rescued Mini-Kangaroo
He loves napping and cuddling corn cobs—and he's an ambassador for little-known marsupials of Australia.

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