US scientists transfer memory from one snail to another by transplanting RNA

US scientists transfer memory from one snail to another by transplanting RNA

By Lara Lauth Posted May 15, 2018 12:59:56 Photo: An Aplysia snail emits a cloud of ink. (Wikimedia commons) Scientists have successfully transferred a memory from one marine snail to another — but there’s still a long way to go until you can pay someone to wipe unpleasant memories or …

Scientists find potential cure for baldness in osteoporosis drug

Scientists find potential cure for baldness in osteoporosis drug

Posted May 09, 2018 21:11:35 A drug originally designed to treat osteoporosis could cure hair loss in men and women, researchers from the University of Manchester have found. It had “a dramatic stimulatory effect on human hair follicles donated by patients,” the university said in a statement. Scientists initially studied …

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Posted May 08, 2018 10:39:47 Photo: The Wotjulum frog, sometimes called crazy chicken because of its call, is found across northern WA. (Flickr: eyeweed/CCO) The rain has arrived in south-western Australia and researchers are hoping to mobilise citizen scientists to help track the health of local frogs using a smartphone …

Wikipedia: the most cited authors revealed to be three Australian scientists | Technology

An academic paper on global climate zones written by three Australians more than a decade ago has been named the most cited source on Wikipedia, having being referenced more than 2.8m times. But the authors of the paper, who are still good friends, had no idea about the wider impact …

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Scientists proposing to declare brumbies a threat to environment, in move that could pave way for cull

Posted May 03, 2018 14:18:50 Photo: Reining in New South Wales’s brumby threat is on the radar of the state’s scientific committee. (ABC Open contributor Judy Goggin) Plans are underway to declare habitat loss from New South Wales brumbies a key threatening process, with their hooves and grazing habits blamed …

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Scientists wait for a ‘marsquake’ to reveal what’s hidden below the surface of Mars

Posted April 30, 2018 15:19:14 Photo: Artist rendition of what the interior of Mars may look like. (NASA) Scientists are hoping an upcoming journey to Mars will reveal what’s under the surface of the Red Planet. But they will not be mining to the core, instead they plan to wait …

Japanese scientists invent real life ‘Transformer’ robot that morphs into a car

Japanese scientists invent real life ‘Transformer’ robot that morphs into a car

Updated April 26, 2018 20:40:19 Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first such accomplishment in the history of robots. The 3.7-metre-tall two-seater robot “J-deite RIDE” can transform into a sportscar in a …

Scientists calculate likelihood Australian birds, mammals will not survive next 20 years on Earth

Scientists calculate likelihood Australian birds, mammals will not survive next 20 years on Earth

By national science, technology and environment reporter Michael Slezak Posted April 24, 2018 04:48:40 Related Story: Fact check: Does Australia have one of the ‘highest loss of species anywhere in the world’? Seventeen unique Australian birds and mammals are likely to disappear from the face of the Earth in the …

Uranus smells like rotten eggs, scientists find

Uranus smells like rotten eggs, scientists find

Posted April 24, 2018 17:16:29 Photo: Scientists spotted the noxious gas swirling above the clouds in Uranus’s atmosphere. (Supplied: NASA/JPL/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures) Related Story: Radio map shows what lies beneath Jupiter’s colourful clouds Scientists have solved a “longstanding mystery”, confirming Uranus smells bad. They discovered hydrogen sulphide gas — …

Koala ‘song meters’ used by scientists to collect habitat-saving data – Science News

Koala ‘song meters’ used by scientists to collect habitat-saving data – Science News

If a koala cries out in a forest and a scientist isn’t there to record it, does the koala exist at all? It may sound like a facetious question, but logging management and conservation decisions hinge on recording the presence of endangered and vulnerable animals. The authorities need data, not …