Geologists say part of northern Australia was once stuck to North America

We might learn more about a very ancient supercontinent called Nuna.

Biologists just discovered an underwater octopus city — they call it Octlantis

Ever wondered what an octopus city looks like?

Aboriginal people arrived in Australia 65,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought

The findings rewrite the story of the first Aboriginal people.

Nature’s Leaning Tower of Pisa: these Cook pines always lean towards the equator

Pines in the northern hemisphere face south and southern pines always face north, conversely.

Even ‘dirty’ energy companies don’t want new coal-fired plants in Australia. Not even for free cash

Everyone with sense except Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, realizes coal is done for.

New paper traces the history of termites — and it’s surprisingly similar to our own

Rafters, builders, annoying when they come into the house uninvited. We’re very similar.

Assessing the psychological profile of politicians definitely sounds like a good idea

Big corporations screen their executives for personality disorders. Why aren’t we doing the same for politicians?

Australia lobbies coal mine at climate talks

Bad Australia, bad!

This 50,000-year-old settlement found in Australia’s barren interior shows Aboriginal ancestors were skilled survivors

Right in the middle of nowhere, ancient humans ventured to start a new life.

Geoscience Australia confirms — last night’s tremor caused by asteroid impact

Monday night, a meteor put on a big show above Queensland.

The oceans are filled with song, and here’s a part of it

You could call it a flowing melody.

Abandoned gold mine in Australia gets turned into novel renewable energy hub

One of the cleverest things we’ve seen in a long time. One up for the environment.

Australia’s new $5 bill is one of the hardest to counterfeit in the world

A stunning new five dollar bill was released by the Australian government.

Letter signed by 154 Australian experts calls for the Land Down Under to step up its game

Policy and scientific fact don’t match, and the researchers urge for change.

People are dumping goldfish into an Australian river and they’re growing huge — by destroying the ecosystem

Tank’em, don’t dump’em.

Huge waves of foam wash over Froggy Beach after last week’s storm

Stormy weather has an unusual upside if you happen to live on Australia’s eastern coasts: giant waves of sea foam.

Too ugly for science? ‘Ugly’ rodents and bats receive less scientific attention

A study conducted by Australian researchers found that scientific journals discourage the study of ‘ugly’ rodents and bats.

Australian government spends $1 billion to keep Hep C drug cheap

The Australian government wants to eliminate hepatitis C within one generation – a ‘miracle drug’ with a price tag of $100,000 will be provided at a cost of only $37.70

Scientists find the world’s largest volcanic hotspot track

Scientists have discovered the longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world, stretching almost 2000 km (1200 miles) on Australia’s coast. The volcanic track includes 15 volcanoes formed over 30 million years ago.

Tasmanian devil might get reintroduced to Australia after 3,000 years absence

Some conservationists are considering introducing the Tasmanian devil, currently only found in Australia’s island state of Tasmania, back to the mainland. The devil went extinct on the mainland some 3,000 years ago, and scientists hope the predator might restore balance to the local ecosystem, currently destabilized by too many cats and foxes.