Sweet spot found for foraging manta rays

A team of international scientists has unlocked the foraging secrets of manta rays at Lady Elliot Island, which could help conservation efforts for the vulnerable species.

5 May 2016
A reef manta ray at Lady Elliot Island. Photo: Amelia Armstrong.

Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male infertility

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes, behave differently than previously thought.

5 May 2016
A reef manta ray at Lady Elliot Island. Photo: Amelia Armstrong.

A team of international scientists has unlocked the foraging secrets of manta rays at Lady Elliot Island, which could help conservation efforts for the vulnerable species.

5 May 2016

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes, behave differently than previously thought.

5 May 2016

Leicester City’s against-all-odds English Premier League football title teaches us that a leader is “the one who makes us feel special”, not somebody who considers themselves “the special one”.

4 May 2016
Zachary Fook in Birdsville, where the Simpsons Desert Challenge begins.

University of Queensland Business School alumnus and budding young entrepreneur Zachary Fook today starts a 250km trek across the Simpson Desert to raise funds for Youngcare.

29 April 2016
Dr John Drayton has studied the toll involved in identifying and handling the dead. Photo: Shutterstock.

As the nation paused this week to remember the Port Arthur Massacre and ANZAC Day, a former Senior Coronial Counsellor has spoken of the toll involved in identifying and handling the dead.

29 April 2016
The Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Kick-starter funding of $50,000 has helped unite Brisbane-based researchers in the battle against Zika virus.

28 April 2016
Photo: Shutterstock.

The University of Queensland-developed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has been included in US policy recommendations to reduce the toxic effects of poverty on children’s health.

27 April 2016
Elliot Johnson with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in China.

A University of Queensland student on exchange in China has some new credentials to add to his CV - improving China—Australia relations alongside world leaders.

27 April 2016
James Devin has studied the effects of exercise on colorectal cancer survivors.

A researcher who was born in the year that actress Audrey Hepburn and footballer Bobby Moore died of colorectal cancer is helping to lead recovery from the deadly condition.

26 April 2016

Urban and small island communities facing major social and environmental challenges will be the first to benefit from close to half a million dollars of joint investment by The University of Queensland and Indonesia’s national research organisation...

26 April 2016
Road Runner rollercoaster, Warner Bros. Movie World

The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute is collaborating with Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) to provide Chinese language and culture courses to theme park employees.

22 April 2016
Inside a canga cave. Photo by Dr Gerald Hartig.

Termite guts could contribute to mining site rehabilitation and pay big dividends for the planet, thanks to University of Queensland research.

22 April 2016
Far Eastern Curlew in flight. Photo: D.S. Hovorka.

How do you reconcile the recreational needs of a city of two million people with the protection of migratory birds recovering after journeys half way around the planet?

22 April 2016
Associate Professor Christa van Kraayenoord

Reading comprehension levels of children in the Bowen Basin have improved thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

22 April 2016
Tarwine, a fish commonly found in South East Queensland estuaries and rocky or sandy coastal areas.

Keen anglers heading out this long weekend should seek a quiet spot or prepare themselves for disappointment, new University of Queensland research shows.

21 April 2016

The University of Queensland is again Australia’s highest-ranking institution on the Nature Index, further strengthening its global reputation as a top-tier research organisation.

21 April 2016
Dr Ivan Kassal, recipient of a Westpac Research Fellowship.

Research into advanced solar-energy harvesting at the University of Queensland is getting a fresh spark, thanks to the inaugural Westpac research fellowships.

21 April 2016
Professor John Quiggin

The Beattie Government’s Smart State program deserves credit for the resilience of the State’s economy and labour market despite the end of the mining boom, according to analysis by a University of Queensland economist.

21 April 2016
Bleaching on Lizard Island 2016. Photo: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

More than half of the corals in many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are dying as unprecedented mass bleaching spreads across Australia’s coral reefs.

20 April 2016

A new way to detect explosives and an alternative to antibiotics for animals are among 19 research projects at The University of Queensland to secure funding to build the state’s future.

20 April 2016