Thousands of people travelled to Cairns in north Queensland for the full solar eclipse on the morning of Wednesday, November 14.

21 November 2012
UQ researchers discover the Australian and Asian beaked sea snakes are two unrelated species despite the snakes identical appearances.

Scientists have discovered that the lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species with separate evolutions, which resulted in identical snakes.

19 November 2012
Professor Zhiguo Yuan

Scientists from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre have found a way to curb the cost – and smell – of sewage transportation.

31 October 2012
Dr Perach Nuriel's image, which appears on the cover of the October issue of Geology magazine

Research conducted by Dr Perach Nuriel has featured on the cover of the October issue of Geology magazine published by The Geological Society of America.

23 October 2012

The answer to early childhood tooth decay could be just a phone call away, thanks to new research by the University of Queensland and Queensland Health.

2 October 2012
Mahogany glider.

They may be voted cutest on campus, but some of the critters gaining attention at Gatton are having trouble in the real world.

12 September 2012

New approaches to cancer treatment and improved nickel mining output were the winning ideas from the grand final of UniQuest’s annual Trailblazer competition held at The University of Queensland on September 4.

10 September 2012

The discovery of a synthetic molecule made up of 60 simple components able to reorganise themselves to produce new functions will lead to better understanding of nature’s processes.

22 August 2012
Kuranda tree frog.

A Queensland biologist, who has spent the past 15 years studying frog and reptile evolution, is about to embark on one of his most ambitious projects to date - attempting to rediscover a species that "vanished'' almost 30 years ago.

7 August 2012
A fluorescent micrograph capturing the presence of bacteria (shown in green) on the surface of 
an emerging Arabidopsis lateral root (plant nuclei shown in blue). (Sarah Lebeis/University of North Carolina)

The findings of an international plant study, involving Queensland scientists, may help to end agricultural reliance on high pesticide and fertiliser application.

3 August 2012

Queensland research shows that a resurgence of whooping cough in babies has arisen due to the lack of effectiveness of the current vaccine.

1 August 2012

A University of Queensland academic has assisted in a prestigious journal’s publication of a special issue about the impact humans are having on the world’s animal species.

11 July 2012
UQ celebrates 50 years of the Department of Microbiology.

This week UQ is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of a Department of Microbiology with an alumni dinner to be addressed by an eminent scientist working on polio – a remerging disease.

3 July 2012
Natural melanins such as squid ink are being considered as new materials for bioelectronics. Credit: Dr Paul Schwenn

Melanin – the pigment that colours skin, eyes and hair – could soon be the face of a new generation of biologically friendly electronic devices used in applications such as medical sensors and tissue stimulation treatments.

27 June 2012

Stargazers are reminded of tomorrow's once-in-a-lifetime chance to observe a rare astronomical phenomenon — the planet Venus passing across the face of the Sun.

5 June 2012

The responsibility for choosing which Australian native species survive – and which go extinct – may ultimately fall to ordinary Australians.

28 May 2012

A rare astronomical event that led to Captain Cook’s exploration of Australia —The Transit of Venus — promises a spectacular feast for stargazers next month.

22 May 2012

A PhD student from CSIRO and The University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences and help biologists better understand the natural world.

16 May 2012

A new mathematical model predicting how nerve fibres make connections during brain development could aid understanding of how some cognitive disorders occur.

9 May 2012

Australia may need to consider selling off some of its National Parks if it is to be able to afford to conserve its most important landscapes and species for future generations.

7 May 2012