Crowdsourcing and Citizen Oceanography: Indigo V Expedition Pioneers Cost-Effective Ocean Health Monitoring

Main Points: Pioneering work by a collaboration of leading scientists from twelve universities across Australia, Singapore, Denmark and the USA

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Transgender Algae Reveal Evolutionary Origin of Sexes

Main Point: Throughout evolution, living things have repeatedly developed physically distinct sexes, but how does this actually happen? A discovery

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New Compound Blocks ‘Gatekeeper’ Enzyme to Kill Malaria

Main Point: Melbourne researchers are homing in on a new target for malaria treatment, after developing a compound that blocks

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A Call to Protect Antarctica Better

Main Point: With a surge in visitors to Antarctica, Antarctica’s ice-free land needs better protection from human activities, leading environmental

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How will we produce enough food to support the world’s human population in a sustainable and safe way?

Main Point: PLOS Biology publishes new collection on The Promise of Plant Translational Research to tackle this issue. Published in: PLOS

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Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn

Main Points: The cognitive differences between humans and our closest living cousins, the chimpanzees, are staggeringly obvious. Although we share

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The Impact of Alien Species: towards an IUCN Black List

Main Points: It has been fifty years since the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) first published its famous

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Dinosaurs and Birds Kept Evolving by Shrinking

Main Points: Although most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, one dinosaur lineage survived and lives on today as

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Outdated assumptions make evolutionary researchers ignore female genitalia

Main Points: Animal genitalia are structurally diverse organs that can evolve rapidly under powerful selective forces exerted by the peculiarities

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Will Roe Deer Persist in a Warmer World? – Climate Change Spells Disaster for Species Unable to Keep Up

Main Points: As the climate continues to change, it’s unclear to what extent different species will be able to keep

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