An expectant chimpanzee has demonstrated a rarely observed behavior at the Monarto Zoo in Australia – she's adopted the orphaned son of her closest girlfriend who died during childbirth.
Two new frog species have been discovered Misool Island in the Indonesian part of New Guinea, an area of vast biodiversity.
A new mammal species that has been dubbed the "hog-nosed rat" for its prominent flat pink, pig-like nose has been discovered in a remote part of Indonesia.
Long-beaked echidnas are threatened by habitat loss and hunters in New Guinea and Indonesia. After conservationists successfully bred short-beaked Anteaters, they're now turning their attention to the species long-beaked relatives.
Giant killer lizards roamed Australia during the time early humans first arrived on the southern continent, say researchers who now have the 50,000 year old fossil bones to prove it.
Bees are still in trouble, with worrying declines and even outright extinctions occurring within the last decade. However, it turns out that scientists might be tracking only a portion of the pollinator population, with some species still undiscovered. In Australia, specialists are helping to reconcile this, discovering four new bee species in one grand project.
Australia, which is already home to a preponderance of the world's venomous snakes, is the home of a new species of Death Adder named the Kimberley death adder that uses it's tail to lure its prey.
Scientists discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes. It spans 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from Whitsundays in North Queensland to Melbourne in central Victoria.
Researchers studying kangaroon cartilage found that it could help understand how to better engineer artificial shoulder and knee joints for humans.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.
A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.
In southwestern Australia with the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo, Dr. Denis Saunders and other researchers recently published a study on the best ways to measure young cockatoo growth and keep tabs on the newest generation of birds.
The Australian government recently launched a $250,000 campaign to increase surveillance and shark tagging in an attempt to reduce shark attacks.
Near the Milky Way, 30 million light years from Earth, a comprehensive survey from an Australia-based telescope has turned up bright collisions of stars and learning potential.