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
Niassa National Reserve: one of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas - JB Deffontaines

Maps of the world’s most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland-led study published today.

13 December 2017
An African elephant in Tanzania ... the extinction process begins earlier than scientists previously understood. (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

Skyrocketing prices for rare animal products can push species to extinction even when their populations are abundant, researchers say.

5 December 2017
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Image: Metro North Health)

Size matters when it comes to a hospital’s operational efficiency and smaller hospitals have a higher risk of inefficiency, a study has found.

5 December 2017

One of Australia’s iconic lizard species is hiding a secret – female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development.

5 December 2017
Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.

22 November 2017
A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based foods, vegetables, fruit and nuts that improve human health.

20 November 2017
Crops of Brassica carinata being trialed on UQ’s Gatton campus.

Australian airline Qantas has announced the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, with University of Queensland researchers helping to provide the fuel.

18 November 2017
Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070.

Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070, according to a study involving a University of Queensland researcher.

17 November 2017
Professor Andrew White at the launch

A seven-year Australian government investment in quantum engineering has been launched at The University of Queensland.

16 November 2017
PhD student Melissa Houghton at work on Macquarie Island.

A study into how a sub-Antarctic island’s ecosystem has changed since the eradication of introduced mammals has won a prestigious Australian Academy of Science prize.

10 November 2017
: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017