European honeybee (left) and Australian native stingless bee

Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.

22 June 2016
PhD student Tianyi Feng (Michael) is using advanced microscopy to create three-dimensional computer models of Australian giant black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) sperm.

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

16 May 2016
The majority of Queensland is in drought

Forests are the lungs of the planet, so surely planting more of them could only be a good thing.

15 February 2016
Dr Tamara Keeley with Adira and Akasha

A non-invasive pregnancy test for tigers developed at The University of Queensland has played a key role in the latest tiger cub births at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

10 February 2016

Climate forecasts to 2050 suggest sorghum is set to remain Queensland’s top crop as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases across the State.

16 November 2015

Does a doorhandle or a keyboard have more germs? The University of Queensland’s Dr Alysha Elliott swabbed people’s hands and common workplace surfaces to expose some of the germiest places around the office, as part of Global...

15 October 2015

Eating organically grown food might make you feel good inside, but a University of Queensland researcher says organic agriculture is not necessarily sustainable and— contrary to popular belief — often relies on chemical sprays.

25 August 2015
Dr Tamara Keeley and a Lumholtz tree kangaroo

University of Queensland researchers and Dreamworld staff are celebrating the birth of one of Australia’s rarest species of tree kangaroo.

17 August 2015

More than 250 high school students battled it out to take home the title of Queensland’s top sunflower grower at The University of Queensland’s annual Sunflower Competition Weigh-In Day on Tuesday (19 May).

20 May 2015
Farmers in Sussundenga planting maize at the start of the rainy season

A Brisbane researcher is harnessing colour-coding techniques to overcome communications barriers while working to improve summer crop productivity in Australia and Africa.

16 January 2015
Efforts to improve the welfare of animals worldwide have netted The University of Queensland graduate, Dr Peter Thornber, the UQ Gatton Gold Medal.

Efforts to improve the welfare of animals worldwide have netted The University of Queensland graduate, Dr Peter Thornber, the UQ Gatton Gold Medal.

17 December 2014
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 2014
The Queensland node of the centre will be led by Professor Graeme Hammer from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields. University of Queensland researchers will form the Queensland node of the $22 million Australian Research Council Centre of...

24 October 2014
Dr Claudia Vickers from UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology will talk about 'The science of beer' at the Queensland launch of National Science Week

The science behind beer and barbecues will be on show – and taste – when The University of Queensland launches National Science Week celebrations in Brisbane on Saturday 16 August.

11 August 2014
Declaration commits to eradicating malaria in the Asia Pacific.

As the 2014 World Malaria Day campaign draws to a close, 15 Asian Pacific countries have declared a commitment to eradicating malaria from the region.

1 May 2014

The University of Queensland has performed strongly in a global league table of subjects released today (26 February).

26 February 2014

Exciting new research collaborations in areas ranging from the arts to zoology are under way between The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia.

22 November 2013

A University of Queensland researcher is applying human medical techniques to soil in a project likely to save sugar producers money and help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

18 March 2013
Last year’s team from Lockyer District High School placed third in the competition weighing in at 1.43kg.

As high schools across South-East Queensland compete to grow the heaviest sunflower in The University of Queensland’s annual Sunflower Competition the focus will also be on the diverse range of careers available in plant science.

16 February 2011