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Ancient fish reveal the origins of sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse among vertebrates – that’s animals with backbones, such as humans – is a lot older than first thought. 35 million years older, to be exact. It was previously thought intercourse and internal fertilisation began in primitive fish known as placoderms that lived around … Continued

©Brian Regal - Reconstruction of Sthenurus stirlingi, a giant kangaroo from the Sthenurinae family
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Giant kangaroos were too heavy to hop

A new study, published in the journal Plos One, has revealed that extinct kangaroos were up to three times larger than the size they are today and walked on two feet instead of hopping around. The Sthenurine family of kangaroos, which existed … Continued

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Desert island survival

What should I remember if I get marooned on a remote island?

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Artificial photosynthesis

A Find out Friday interview with Dr Michael (M.H.) Cheah and Prof. Fred (W.S.) Chow from the Research School of Biology at The Australian National University

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