The Junction

The Tasmanian Devil

Surviving an epidemic: Lessons from the Tasmanian devil.

August 13, 2020

Dire predictions about the fate of Tasmanian Devils have been revised because of their behaviour, giving hope to disease modellers.

Pacific white sided dolphins

Marine mammals in the danger zone

August 13, 2020

Global warming is putting our marine mammals at risk, we have the power to help.

The Jaguar (Panthera onca): One species under direct threat of failing Biological Corridors in Panama

Camera trapping charismatic creatures

August 13, 2020

Fragmentation of forests is raising risks of extinction for many rainforest species.

Kelp forest

‘Green gravel’ paves way to save kelp forests

August 12, 2020

We are constantly reminded of the effects of deforestation and the rapid disappearance of the world’s forests, but few people realize that equally impressive underwater forests are facing similar threats.

Experiments determined that the Marra people used beeswax to create their stencils.
Source: Flinders Universit

Rare miniature Aboriginal art discovery is ‘biggest’

June 3, 2020

Archaeologists have uncovered the “biggest” collection of miniature Aboriginal stencils, thought...

cattle in paddock

Animal agriculture: Innovation or alternatives?

May 26, 2020

The push to reduce greenhouse emissions from animal-based agriculture is on, with new farming practices under the spotlight.

Hands in yellow rubber gloves holding mobile phone with Coronavirus text. Photo: Marco Verch (CC BY 2.0)

Technology’s crucial role in the COVID-19 battle

May 13, 2020

How would social distancing have worked in a less technologically driven time?

Stress causes female mice to have more female babies.
Source: Pixabay

Male stress causes mischief in mice offspring

May 11, 2020

It seems it’s not just humans who find the opposite sex stressful, too many male mice can affect the...

Australian health care systems are struggling to deter hackers, leaving sensitive medical information vulnerable.
Picture credit by methodshop from Pixabay

Hackers threaten Australian health systems

May 8, 2020

Hackers are taking advantage of increased stress and stretched resources to target Australian health...

Biogas technology makes a lot of sense in an agricultural context, due to the abundance of biological feedstock – in other words, poo. The heat that is produced as a byproduct of the process can be used back on the farm in various ways. Photo: Charlotte Grieve

They huffed and they puffed and hey presto – pigs fuelling poo power

April 30, 2020

In a rural piggery and an inner-city backyard, innovators wanting to haul back emissions and costs are investing their efforts in biogas technology.

Team Matrix, the oldest First LEGO League (FLL) team in Morocco. Photo: Jonathan McQuie

Shaping the future with LEGO

March 16, 2020

Eleven-year-old Badr says he had anger issues before he joined Morocco's First LEGO League team. Jonathan McQuie chats to him and others about the machines they are building.

Digital technology innovator Dr Anita Sands ... “humanity has created a puppet that now knows how to pull on the strings of its master.”

Global technology leader warns against ‘digital takeover’ of democracy

March 11, 2020

Global technology and business leader Dr Anita Sands has warned against allowing digital technology to...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Science & technology