Average number of times people change addresses

Australians are among the most mobile people in the world, with four in 10 changing address every five years, and nearly 15 per cent moving every year.

28 February 2018
Assassin bug: photo Jiayi Jin

Venom researchers from The University of Queensland have uncovered a unique and complex venom system within the tiny assassin bug.

23 February 2018
A white shark. Photo: Denice Askebrink.

They’re at the top of the food chain, they can cure cancer, and they’re out to eat us – or maybe not. UQ alumnus and adjunct fellow marine biologist Dr Blake Chapman takes the bite out of 10 shark myths.

21 February 2018

Five University of Queensland researchers have joined the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, the culmination of a year-long program to promote the influence and leadership of women in science.

20 February 2018
Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease.

Therapeutics inspired by venoms could provide the key to treatment for a common gastrointestinal disease if a collaboration between researchers from The University of Queensland and Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma A/S is successful.

20 February 2018
Land being cleared for a coal seam gas line. Flickr

Laws intended to protect Queensland’s most-threatened forests are failing, with the most vulnerable forests falling even faster than other forests.

29 January 2018
Researcher Janina Kaluza with the rare mouse

The continued survival of one of Australia’s rarest rodents, the water mouse, could hinge on significantly increasing the size of development buffer zones around their habitats.

25 January 2018
An erruption at Mount Etna. Photo: John Caulfield.

They can be as small as a grain of salt, but tiny crystals that form deep in volcanoes may be the key for advance warnings before volcanic eruptions.

23 January 2018
We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O'Bryan

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies.

19 January 2018
Dogs suspected of having the disease need to see a vet quickly

Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs.

18 January 2018
Road construction: what is the loss?

No net loss – a buzz phrase in environmental policy – is an approach that aims to neutralise negative environmental impacts from human activities.

12 January 2018
Artist’s impression of Diluvicursor pickeringi foraging in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. Painting: Peter Trusler.

A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley.

11 January 2018
A cat flea. Photo: Stephen Doggett.

Fleas from domestic pets are infesting native wildlife and feral animals in all continents except Antarctica, a new study reveals.

8 January 2018
A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is set to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.

2 January 2018
Consume any leftovers within two to three days

Following a few simple food preparation guidelines can help reduce unwanted cases of food poisoning for family and friends this festive season.

14 December 2017