Prospects for recovery of lost vision have brightened with the release of new scientific findings showing that the use of gentle near infra-red light can reverse damage caused by exposure to bright light, up to a month after treatment.
Babies crying with hunger may attract annoyed looks from bystanders, but in the bird world noisily crying nestlings are likely to pay the ultimate price, according to the authors of a new study from The Australian National University.
Australian cuckoo birds have taken a new evolutionary step - mimicking the colour of their host young to avoid certain death, according to a study by researchers from The Australian National University.
DNA mutation rates are the deciding factor in the battle of the birds, which sees songbird species disproportionately outnumbering other bird orders, according to research from The Australian National University.
Genome sequencing of Australia's platypus, an animal so unusual it was thought to be a hoax when sent to Europe in the 18th century, has moved the evolution of sex determination in humans forward more than 160 million years.
Researchers studying the eyes of Australian bull ants have found the first evidence of adaptation of visual structures within a single species to distinct light intensities.