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02

Apr

What is Vegemite?Here’s the lowdown on the salty, brown food spread that’s synonymous with Australia.

What is Vegemite?
Here’s the lowdown on the salty, brown food spread that’s synonymous with Australia.

26

Mar

If you were an orphaned animal, you’d want this woman to be your mom
Meet Margit Cianelli, a wildlife rehabilitator in Australia who provides her charges with the utmost care — including daily cuddles, verbal encouragement and fresh spaghetti.

"I will do everything in my power to help so they will not be disadvantaged for having had to grow up without their natural mother," Cianelli said.

And if you think these photos are cute, just wait until you watch this video.

20

Mar

Meet Australia’s giant, hot-pink slugsThe bizarre 8-inch creatures exist only in the alpine forest of Mount Kaputar in New South Wales.

Meet Australia’s giant, hot-pink slugs
The bizarre 8-inch creatures exist only in the alpine forest of Mount Kaputar in New South Wales.

23

Jan

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of scienceAustralian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of science
Australian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

30

Oct

New dolphin species identified off Australian coastDolphins’ wide geographic distribution has caused isolated populations to evolve into distinct species that have adapted to their own local habitat types.

New dolphin species identified off Australian coast
Dolphins’ wide geographic distribution has caused isolated populations to evolve into distinct species that have adapted to their own local habitat types.

29

Oct

Australia’s oldest bird footprints discoveredThe fossil gives researchers insight into the types of creatures that lived together at Dinosaur Cove during the Early Cretaceous period.

Australia’s oldest bird footprints discovered
The fossil gives researchers insight into the types of creatures that lived together at Dinosaur Cove during the Early Cretaceous period.

23

Oct

Why Australia’s wildfires are so badA weak but windy cold front, mountainous terrain and huge pyrocumulus clouds are making it difficult to get the over 50 fires under control.

Why Australia’s wildfires are so bad
A weak but windy cold front, mountainous terrain and huge pyrocumulus clouds are making it difficult to get the over 50 fires under control.

22

Oct

Are eucalyptus trees to blame for Australia’s wildfires?Fallen eucalyptus leaves create dense carpets of flammable leaves and tree bark which only add fuel to the fires.

Are eucalyptus trees to blame for Australia’s wildfires?
Fallen eucalyptus leaves create dense carpets of flammable leaves and tree bark which only add fuel to the fires.

11

Aug

Giant, hot-pink slugs found in AustraliaThe bizarre 8-inch creatures exist only in the alpine forest of Mount Kaputar in New South Wales.

Giant, hot-pink slugs found in Australia
The bizarre 8-inch creatures exist only in the alpine forest of Mount Kaputar in New South Wales.

07

Aug

Man climbs inside dead shark for bizarre photoThe picture was taken on a fishing trawler 2 years ago, but recently made headlines when it was sent to an Australian radio show.

Man climbs inside dead shark for bizarre photo
The picture was taken on a fishing trawler 2 years ago, but recently made headlines when it was sent to an Australian radio show.