The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining.

16 July 2018
UQ hydrometallurgists Dr James Vaughan

With rising sales of electric cars, a new company developing more efficient production of essential battery materials is raising funds to build a demonstration plant.

9 July 2018
Humpback_Whale

Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown.

28 June 2018
UQ Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

28 June 2018
Ursula and Errol Hassan

Love is in the air at The University of Queensland with entomologist Dr Errol Hassan naming a new species of wasp after his wife to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage.

19 June 2018

University of Queensland researchers have found that humanity is at risk without more diverse, ambitious and area-specific conservation targets.

19 June 2018
Harini (L) and Abinaya getting their photo taken in front of the UQ lakes.

Two Indian secondary school students have visited The University of Queensland after winning an online video competition organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

14 June 2018
Orangutan

There is little evidence that a certification scheme for palm oil plantations is improving protection of critically endangered orangutans in Borneo, researchers say.

13 June 2018
Nudibranch Goniobranchus splendidus

University of Queensland-led research found sea slugs that mimic the colours of other slugs to scare off predators do not have the same chemical defences as the species they are copying.

7 June 2018
Dr Nasim Amiralian and Dr Caitlin Curtis

Two University of Queensland researchers have been named winners of the ABC’s 2018 Top 5 science program.

6 June 2018
"Tarkine in motion", threatened forest region in Tasmania

Crowdfunding is helping to protect endangered species such as the African elephant, the black rhinoceros and the Bornean orangutan.

29 May 2018
Diagram of a flux capacitor

Physicists have invented a flux capacitor and, while it might not run a ‘Back to the Future’ inspired time machine, they say it will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.

28 May 2018
A nesting green turtle

A study has revealed the diet of green turtles is more complex than previously thought, providing insights which could influence conservation and management strategies.

23 May 2018
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