Blue fairy-wrens eavesdrop on other species to protect themselves from predators

Blue fairy-wrens eavesdrop on other species to protect themselves from predators

Updated August 08, 2018 17:35:59 Photo: New research shows blue fairy-wrens eavesdrop on other bird species to warn them of predators. (Supplied: Jessica McLachlan) Superb blue fairy-wrens eavesdrop on other bird species to learn when a predator is nearby, research has revealed. New research from the Australian National University shows …

SA man survives plunging off cliff into Blue Lake by being thrown out window

SA man survives plunging off cliff into Blue Lake by being thrown out window

Posted August 04, 2018 12:30:00 Photo: The cliffs the ute crashed over and into Blue Lake. (ABC News: Selina Green) An open window has saved a man who was inside a car that plunged into Mount Gambier’s volcanic Blue Lake late last night, police say. A Mitsubishi ute smashed through …

DNA test shows slaughtered blue whale is a hybrid, Iceland marine institute says – Science News

DNA test shows slaughtered blue whale is a hybrid, Iceland marine institute says – Science News

An Iceland marine institute is claiming to have conducted a DNA test proving a suspected blue whale slaughtered earlier this month is an unprotected hybrid. In a release last night, the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute stated that genetic testing confirms that “the whale in question that was caught on …

Blue whale killing denied by Icelandic company Hvalur hf’s CEO, who says it was a hybrid – Science News

Blue whale killing denied by Icelandic company Hvalur hf’s CEO, who says it was a hybrid – Science News

The chief executive officer of Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has denied accusations his company slaughtered a blue whale earlier this week, claiming the animal was a hybrid. Speaking from his home in Iceland, Kristjan Loftsson also said Australia should resume hunting whales in order to prevent strandings and danger …

Endangered blue whale harpooned and killed by Icelandic whalers, Sea Shepherd says – Science News

Endangered blue whale harpooned and killed by Icelandic whalers, Sea Shepherd says – Science News

An Icelandic whaling company has been accused of slaughtering an endangered blue whale. International anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd claims the huge animal was killed by the Hvalur hf whaling company, which is licensed by Iceland’s government to slaughter smaller fin whales. At the time of writing, there was still …

Avant-garde work by Joseph Beuys takes space occupied by Blue Poles at National Gallery

Avant-garde work by Joseph Beuys takes space occupied by Blue Poles at National Gallery

Posted July 10, 2018 10:33:36 Photo: Joseph Beuys’ installation deals with themes of redemption and transformation. (ABC Radio Canberra: Louise Maher) German avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys suffered a near-death experience during World War II that changed his life and served as the foundation myth for his art. In 1943, Beuys’ …

New National Gallery boss on the hunt for the next Blue Poles despite funding cloud

New National Gallery boss on the hunt for the next Blue Poles despite funding cloud

Updated July 05, 2018 16:42:27 Photo: The purchase of Blue Poles in 1973 sparked controversy and divided public opinion. (Supplied: National Gallery of Australia) Despite having more than half a century of history behind it, the National Gallery of Australia is still defined by one piece of art. Jackson Pollock’s …

Coal politics an open-cut minefield for red and blue teams alike in Queensland

Coal politics an open-cut minefield for red and blue teams alike in Queensland

Updated June 16, 2018 10:20:22 Few things provoke more moral and emotional angst in Queensland politics than the royalty riches that boost the budget bottom line. A high-stakes polemic rages around coal — relying on it will ruin the planet, but shunning it will wreck the state’s economy. Which goes …

NSW inter-city train costs face blowout to make fleet fit tracks on Blue Mountains line

NSW inter-city train costs face blowout to make fleet fit tracks on Blue Mountains line

Updated June 08, 2018 06:23:54 Photo: Blue Mountains platforms are too narrow and too low to accommodate the new inter-city fleet of trains. (Supplied: NSW Government) Related Story: Half of passengers will sit backwards on new NSW inter-city trains Related Story: NSW inter-city train fleet to be built overseas When …