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  1. 5 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Seven Super Mums of the animal kingdom

    From orang-utans to koalas, from octopuses to spiders, these mothers of the animal kingdom take mothering to the extreme.

  2. 28 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon hard of hearing

    Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.

  3. 28 April 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too

    Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.

  4. 11 March 2016 - Go Figure

    Some newborns hit the ground running – and why others don’t

    Giraffes start running with the herd the same day they are born but humans can take a year or more just to start walking. The answer is economic.

  5. 24 February 2016 - Science Matters

    The genetic backburn

    A new study is proposing a radical method for limiting the spread of an invasive species, like cane toads or tramp ants: introducing more of them.

  6. 2 February 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Kinecting with the orang-utans

    Computer and gaming technology developed by researchers at University of Melbourne Zoos Victoria is about to let orang-utans take charge at Melbourne Zoo.

  7. 6 November 2015 - Go Figure

    How do penguins find their mate in a sea of tuxedos?

    They might look the same, but penguins use a variety of methods to find their families without too much fuss, even in a colony of tens of thousands.

  8. 4 September 2015 - Science Matters

    Happy Father’s Day: Five best dads in the animal kingdom

    For Father’s Day, we celebrate dads of all kinds. From cuckoos to seahorses, toads to beetles, these dads are the best.

  9. 17 August 2015 - Science Matters

    How to train your dinosaur

    Steven Spielberg's Jurassic World is a fun movie to watch, but the plot doesn't make a lot of sense - and it's scientifically implausible.

  10. 17 August 2015 - Go Figure

    Meet the fish that hop, skip and jump

    Here are six compelling reasons why fish think they are part-time acrobats - and not all of them revolve around the never-ending search for food