Ursula and Errol Hassan

Love is in the air at The University of Queensland with entomologist Dr Errol Hassan naming a new species of wasp after his wife to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage.

19 June 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets.

19 June 2018
Harini (L) and Abinaya getting their photo taken in front of the UQ lakes.

Two Indian secondary school students have visited The University of Queensland after winning an online video competition organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

14 June 2018
Orangutan

There is little evidence that a certification scheme for palm oil plantations is improving protection of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo, researchers say.

13 June 2018
Nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus

University of Queensland-led research found sea slugs that mimic the colours of other slugs to scare off predators do not have the same chemical defences as the species they are copying.

7 June 2018
Dr Nasim Amiralian and Dr Caitlin Curtis

Two University of Queensland researchers have been named winners of the ABC’s 2018 Top 5 science program.

6 June 2018
"Tarkine in motion", threatened forest region in Tasmania

Crowdfunding is helping to protect endangered species such as the African elephant, the black rhinoceros and the Bornean orangutan.

29 May 2018
Diagram of a flux capacitor

Physicists have invented a flux capacitor and, while it might not run a ‘Back to the Future’ inspired time machine, they say it will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.

28 May 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
Melbourne housing

There has been another marked decline in the number of Australians migrating between cities and regions, while movement within capitals is on the rise.

22 May 2018

Fewer commuters are working in the same area as they live, and most continue to drive to work rather than use public transport, according to a study based on the 2016 Australian census.

22 May 2018
Beating a quantum drum

A new technique that can generate quantum behaviour in a millimetre-sized drum has been developed by researchers from The University of Queensland and the Imperial College London.

18 May 2018
The winners are... Nanango State High School

Budding plant scientists from Nanango State High School have won the Overall Grand Champion prize at The University of Queensland Sunflower Competition for the second year in a row.

17 May 2018
Dr Alyce Swinbourne with a wombat

Monitoring wombats for behaviours such as pacing and rump-biting could help conservation efforts by increasing the success of captive breeding.

10 May 2018
Gamers have assisted with the Big Bell test

More than half a million levels of a video game have provided random data for a global study testing the laws of quantum physics.

10 May 2018
Researchers have analysed the link between climate scepticism and political conservatism.

The widely held belief that people with conservative political views are more likely to reject climate change science has been challenged by University Queensland researchers.

8 May 2018
A dinosaur illustration from the board game. By Dr Anthony Romilio.

Octopus tree, rainbow serpent and demon duck of doom – they’re all on the cards for future scientists, thanks to a new game from a University of Queensland PhD student.

30 April 2018
Gus (left) with sisters Skye and Storm

Nine-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback cross Gus has participated in an innovative Australian pilot study for dogs with cancer, which has achieved some positive results.

27 April 2018
Professor Jian Yang.

Evolution has shaped the human race, with University of Queensland researchers finding signatures of natural selection in the genome that influence traits associated with fertility and heart function.

18 April 2018
UQ Centre for Clinical Research group leader Dr Hosam Zowawi.

A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers.

18 April 2018