How snakes got their fangs

Ever wondered how deadly snakes evolved their fangs? The answer lies in particular microscopic features of their teeth, research led by Flinders University and the South […]

Land clearance a bonus for bees

After centuries of human impact on the world’s ecosystems, a new study from Flinders University details an example of how a common native bee species has […]

Scaling 70m years of reptile history

New analysis of a fossil lizard has helped close the 70-million-year gap in the fossil record on the origins of lizards and snakes. Snakes and lizards […]

Dromornis stirtoni, illustrated by Brian Choo.

Flightless fowls of a far-flung nature

Not all fowl are chickens and ducks. Australia’s giant mihirungs (Dromornithidae) were flightless fowl that included some of the most massive birds in the world, such […]