Rare WA ‘armoured’ spiders under threat from habitat destruction

Rare WA ‘armoured’ spiders under threat from habitat destruction

Posted May 16, 2018 19:42:00 Photo: A female Idiosoma schoknechtorum, or armoured trapdoor spider, near York, Western Australia. (Supplied: WA Museum) Rare, newly discovered species of armoured trapdoor spiders native to Western Australia have already been added to the threatened species list, worrying scientists and researchers. Dr Michael Rix, the …

Family frustrated over NDIS as they grapple with caring for father with rare form of dementia

Family frustrated over NDIS as they grapple with caring for father with rare form of dementia

Updated May 14, 2018 07:16:57 Photo: Caroline Boileau says she is struggling to get support from the NDIS for her husband. (ABC News: Liz Hobday) Related Story: A thousand mental health jobs to be lost in Victoria, lobby group fears Related Story: This is Jonathan, one of the thousands worse …

Food safety: Are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?

Food safety: Are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?

Posted May 10, 2018 12:58:41 Photo: All minced, rolled, stuffed, tenderised and similar types of meat (including burgers) need to be cooked right through. (Supplied: (Yelp) Noah E) There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in …

Rare Australian species could slip into extinction as jobs axed at environment department

Rare Australian species could slip into extinction as jobs axed at environment department

Exclusive by national environment, science and technology reporter Michael Slezak Updated May 04, 2018 06:22:30 Australia’s most threatened species could slip into extinction without anyone noticing, with jobs being slashed at the federal Department of Environment, the ABC can reveal. Key points: Environment Department to lose 60 positions from biodiversity …

Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Updated May 03, 2018 17:56:10 Photo: The film references director Simon Baker’s upbringing. (Supplied: Roadshow Films) Related Story: ‘Men need to let go’: Tim Winton reflects on toxic masculinity in his latest novel Perhaps some books aren’t meant to be adapted for the screen. Or at least not on your …

Dolphin birth delights Mandurah cruise passengers as rare video captured

Dolphin birth delights Mandurah cruise passengers as rare video captured

Posted April 13, 2018 16:46:48 Video: Dolphin calf surfaces after birth recorded by Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group (ABC News) Rare footage of a wild dolphin giving birth to a calf has been recorded south of Perth, offering a unique glimpse into the lives of the private mammals. The birth surprised …

Rare dinosaur footprints found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye ‘globally important’

Rare dinosaur footprints found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye ‘globally important’

Updated April 04, 2018 11:32:43 Photo: The 170 million-year-old tracks were made in a muddy lagoon off the north-east coast of the Isle of Skye. (Supplied: University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences) Giant dinosaur footprints discovered on a Scottish island have shed light on a little-understood period of dinosaur evolution. …

Life of Pi and Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour

Life of Pi and Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour

Updated March 17, 2018 12:08:25 Photo: Indian actor Irrfan Khan has appeared in more than 100 films. (Reuters: Mark Blinch) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed with a rare tumour, he has announced on his official Twitter page. The 51-year-old star of dozens of Bollywood films, as well as …

A rare life-sized, operational replica of a WW11 Spitfire is taking shape in a Hobart shed

A rare life-sized, operational replica of a WW11 Spitfire is taking shape in a Hobart shed

By Edith Bevin Updated March 25, 2018 11:35:25 Photo: Spitfires were the workhorses of the air in WWII (Supplied: WikiPhotos) During World War Two they screamed through the skies defending the British Empire. Today, in a boat shed on the edge of the Hobart’s River Derwent, a new version of …

Victoria Police dog euthanased after contracting rare illness, others dogs sick

Victoria Police dog euthanased after contracting rare illness, others dogs sick

Updated March 23, 2018 20:51:53 Photo: Police use German shepherds like these, as well as labradors for drug detection, tracking and searching. (Supplied: Police Life magazine) A police dog has been euthanased and eight others are sick with a rare illness identified as megaesophagus, Victoria Police have said. Inspector Jon …