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
Farmers have been warned to be cautious of using drones for farm management.

Farmers should be cautious of drone imagery being offered by rogue operators, researchers have warned.

16 April 2018
A Queensland Alumina Limited red mud dam.

An emerging technology has the potential to turn toxic red mud into useful soil, combatting the expensive rehabilitation of red mud dams across Australia.

6 April 2018
The mantis shrimp has inspired a new method of underwater navigation.

Marine animals such as mantis shrimp and squid have inspired a new mode of underwater navigation that allows for greater accuracy.

5 April 2018

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques.

5 April 2018
An artist’s rendering of Isisfordia duncani. Credit: Matt Herne.

The death, decay and burial of an ancient extinct crocodilian from outback Queensland has revealed more about Cretaceous Period landscapes in Australia.

28 March 2018
Melaleuca National Park: credit J Ringma

Researchers have warned a frenzied race to reach total land area conservation protection targets used by policymakers may in fact risk short-changing the underlying goal of conservation.

21 March 2018
Rattlesnake

Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the basis for an alternative to conventional antibiotics.

15 March 2018
Eastern bristlebird

South-East Queensland is in danger of losing one of the last remaining populations of the Eastern bristlebird, one of Australia’s most melodic songbirds, a study has shown.

9 March 2018
A leopard in Mumbai. Photo by Steve Winter, National Geographic.

It’s a leopard-eat-dog world – and people are benefiting from it. A study has found the world’s densest population of leopards may be saving human lives by feeding on feral dogs.

8 March 2018