Short shift for volunteer numbers

Every year about 6 million Australian volunteers chip in more than 500 million hours of unpaid labour but raising the retirement age will reduce people’s ability […]

World-famous sardine migration explained

Scientists have discovered how one of the world’s biggest migration runs works. The Sardine Run involves the movement of hundreds of millions of sardines from their […]

PE a forgotten lesson in COVID-19 lockdowns

Physical Education (P.E.), often seen as less important to the school curriculum than other more ‘academic’ subjects, took a further blow during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according […]

Banishing bias in research metrics

h-index, g-index, i10 index, m-quotient, Journal Impact Factor, Altmetrics … it’s long been an intractable issue plaguing the research community — how to assess the relative […]

Baby birds tune in from the egg

Ever wondered why birds are born to peep, chirrup and sing? Surprisingly international avian experts have shown this to be true, after finding fluctuations in bird […]

Targeting new drugs for schizophrenia

Flinders University researchers have investigated how an antipsychotic drug currently in the development stage binds to its intended target, potentially paving the way for the design […]

More action needed on recyclable plastics

Recyclable plastic has been recorded on popular beaches and urban watercourses in Adelaide, South Australia – highlighting the need for more efforts to remove and reuse […]