yesterday at 01:38.
Our thoughts are with our friends in north Queensland over the coming days. Please stay safe and heed all official advice and warnings.
How will Cyclone Debbie compare to Australia's worst cyclones in history?
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yesterday at 02:59
Hey Pauline Hanson's Please Explain. can`t you do something about this? i am sick to death of these cyclones coming over here and acting like they own the joint. they travel to our country from over seas, they don`t assimilate to our normal weather patterns and they cause death and destruction. it`s about time we stood up to these climatic bullies. we need to impose a cyclone ban.
yesterday at 03:19
Gee Robert Muller they have missed out Connie, Agnes and the Bowen Cyclone!!!
yesterday at 01:55
Eilish Chesterfield didn't you say your family was heading up north??
03/26/2017 at 23:06.
The first volunteer to receive the new vaccine was one of the lead researchers, Professor Michael Good, who has spent decades researching a cure for malaria.
Australian-developed malaria vaccine passes first human trials
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yesterday at 02:09
Congratulations, Australia. My husband and his dad had Malaria. Not much fun.
03/26/2017 at 23:58
Is this the Vaccine that was given to Army Personal some 20 yrs ago or tested on them
03/26/2017 at 23:47
We've nailed it again. Go Aussies!
03/26/2017 at 20:51.
Dance off! This week's winning AG Reader Photo by Dean Jewell is absolutely fabulous. Read more about this stunning capture here:
[ Australiangeographic.com.au Link ]
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03/26/2017 at 23:21
I'm gobsmacked. Just BEAUTIFUL! Outstanding photography. Heart-felt congratulations to Dean Jewell! A fine job.
Scott J. Sedei
03/26/2017 at 21:54
Wow - GREAT photo!
03/26/2017 at 20:00.
Dance off! This week's winning AG Reader Photo by Dean Jewell is fabulous.
AG Reader Photo of the Week
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03/24/2017 at 07:00.
New research has shed light on the function of the distinctive 'saw' on sawfish – and how it enables the unusual species to sneak up on prey.
Sawfish are the ultimate stealth hunters, study finds
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03/24/2017 at 14:01
On the incoming tide we would chase them, the sea was alive with large numbers, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, at Bing Bong Station in 1970. Also I have seen them in the Daly River at Oolloo crossing.
03/24/2017 at 16:24
My mate caught one in the Pilbara. We were about to try and set it free but the saw slashed right through the line.
03/25/2017 at 08:24
Once impaling its prey, how does it eat it? :-)
03/24/2017 at 05:23.
The researchers will set up more than 50 high-tech camera traps baited with lures to survey the two sites, which will remain confidential.
Scientists to search for Tassie tigers in Queensland
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Elizabeth Ann Raymond
03/24/2017 at 05:47
I don't believe they're extinct, and I hope they're not. I saw an animal once, came up over the bank of a creek bed and vanished into scrub vey quickly, just on sun-set. The low rump, long thin tail, somewhat undershot hind legs, large chest, strong neck & head with small ears...I grew up in the bush, and I've never seen anything like it in my 70+ years. I still puzzle about it today.
03/24/2017 at 05:35
Ah, Queenslanders. They don't believe there are any gay people in the state but Tassie tigers, well, you'd be mad not to think there might be a few hiding away somewhere eh 😂👌
03/24/2017 at 05:38
The Night Parrot was thought to be extinct for 100 years. The perseverance of one man found it and now there have been several sightings.
03/24/2017 at 01:00.
Ever watched someone laugh and felt an uncontrollable urge to join in?
Kea playfulness is contagious, study finds
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03/24/2017 at 02:19
Was wondering what Kea looked like Moni Que when u mentioned them in one of your posts, then this just popped up. New Zealand looks like a great place to visit. Now tossing up whether to go there or Tassie first.
03/24/2017 at 11:15
Can they build a nuclear weapon of mass destruction? NO ! So no real constructive intelligence there.
03/24/2017 at 23:58
I fell in love with Kea's the minute I saw one close up. Very intelligent bird.
03/23/2017 at 20:00.
Creating just 1mm of soil coverage can take anything from a few years to an entire millennium.
How healthy soils make for a healthy life
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03/24/2017 at 16:34
If people stopped spraying chemicals on their gardens then I believe that the soil would be much healthier. Little bit of bending to pull out a weed is the best way to garden if you can bend....of course....
03/23/2017 at 20:45
Wow. I had never really thought about soil other than erosion. Great read... but will policy makers actually pull their finger out?? 🤔
03/23/2017 at 20:10
We had the Victorian Soil Conservation Authority once upon a time 😔
03/23/2017 at 09:00.
In case you missed it, four lucky bird watchers have made the sighting of a lifetime - spotting the first critically endangered night parrot in WA for over 100 years! Read more:
[ Oak.ctx.ly Link ]
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Neville Robert Charles
03/23/2017 at 09:02
That is fantastic - we need to kill feral cats as a national priority
Ari Van Den Broek
03/23/2017 at 09:33
Russell Coight's Appreciation Page would have you all know that the best time to see nocturnal animals is at night. Only you can't see them, cos it's dark
03/23/2017 at 12:32
Fantastic news but I probably wouldn't use the word "lucky". These guys have been working on this for years so it wasn't luck that led them to these beautiful birds.✌😎
03/23/2017 at 04:23.
Amazing news! Thought to be extinct until 2013, night parrots haven't been seen in WA for over 100 years.
Sighting of a lifetime: night parrots found in WA
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03/23/2017 at 05:25
In a world of dismal human reporting, a glimpse of nature's magic and the tenacity of a small species clinging to survival.
03/24/2017 at 02:20
Thought to be extinct by who? There was an accepted live sighting in 2005 in WA, and dead bodies found in 1990 and 2006 in QLD.
03/23/2017 at 06:06
Just out of interest, did anyone look for them at night? Asking for a friend.
03/23/2017 at 01:00.
Oxybenzone can be toxic to baby coral at levels equivalent to one drop in six and a half Olympic swimming pools.
Popular sunscreen chemical can kill baby corals
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03/23/2017 at 06:43
With all the boats, boat pollution, tourists & divers & swimmers alike, i wonder how much "Global Warming" actually has to do with our reef issues.
03/23/2017 at 02:41
Just what we said Jackie Vahldieck ,kills coral but safe for us :/
03/23/2017 at 18:52
Not saying this is wrong (or right) but where is the original research published that supports this assertion?
03/22/2017 at 20:00.
All 122 people on board were lost, including 49 passengers and 73 crew, as well as Moonshine – a racehorse destined to run in the Townsville Cup – a red Lincoln bull, and some 617 tonnes of cargo.
On this day: One of Australia’s worst maritime disasters
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03/23/2017 at 03:53
Luc Moriniere seems fitting when I only managed to put the photos up today!
03/23/2017 at 00:02
Lies in 30m yet cyclone Larry smashed it up and broke its back.
03/25/2017 at 21:53
Would have to be the highlight of my past diving times
03/22/2017 at 05:00.
"Do not put things in your mouth unless you know what they are, because there are a lot of toxic plants out there." Sage advice.
Australia's most poisonous plants
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03/22/2017 at 06:53
True. As is for animals, so if one has pets please check into appropriate indoors (or garden even ) non toxic type plants (flora) suitable. If it doubt check it out :)
03/22/2017 at 09:30
Dendrocnide excelsa is the giant stinging tree, gympie stinger is Dendrocnide moroides. Moroides is a shrub and excelsa is a tree.
03/22/2017 at 10:55
Do we have any of these on our property Ann Nichols? I know the oleander is out on the street... any others around?
03/22/2017 at 01:00.
Hanley's river snail was once plentiful in the Murray River - but we may need to consider renaming the endangered species 'Hanley's pipe snail'.
How an endangered species is clogging our pipes
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03/22/2017 at 08:18
Aimee Neylan an interesting creature for you!
03/22/2017 at 01:30
it's the other way around
03/22/2017 at 01:30
Francisco Pegado Abílio
03/21/2017 at 20:00.
From food festivals to the 2017 Rugby World Cup, here's our pick of some of the best events the region has to offer this year.
Top 10 events in Tropical North Queensland
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Explore Tropical North Queensland
03/22/2017 at 05:01
We might be a little biased but we couldn't think of a better place to come for an event. Great list Australian Geographic! 🐠
03/22/2017 at 00:53
Too many marine colorful queens in Tropical North Queensland,a natural treasure of my most darling nation,Australia.
03/22/2017 at 22:00
Wouldn't catch me swimming up there.. Too many lizards!
03/21/2017 at 05:00.
You can now watch our latest international travel documentary in full online.
Documentary: Australian Geographic Explores Kenya
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Expedition Kenya Safari
03/24/2017 at 17:37
Just watched it. Magical Kenya at its best. Thank you for visiting and you are always welcome back....
03/21/2017 at 05:25
Mother and child what a lovely,natural hight.
Emily Birks Towler
03/21/2017 at 06:36
Cheryl Ann Birks
03/21/2017 at 02:26.
“Australia is the lucky country because of the forests we have. But you can’t live on luck alone – you’ve got to look after it too.”
Did you know Australia has 3% of the world's forests? Happy International Day of Forests.
Getting to know Australia's stunning and diverse forests
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03/21/2017 at 10:32
If we keep. Saving our forests we save land slides we help the climate we can breath the air quite a useful thing for humans. But Aust. Has the great reputation of the country the has extinguished move species in 200 years than anybody else. Pat yourselves on the back.
Artek Ace Sarmi
03/21/2017 at 09:26
so damn lucky that you even dont hav earthquakes..typhoons...hurricanes...blizzard...flooodings!.
03/21/2017 at 03:23
International Day Of Forests, 🌳🌳 that's a day wasted on the LNP.
"A plan was hatched to enlist Aussie civilians not considered fit enough to fight in the war effort and refit old and disused ships. They called it Mission X, but locals quickly dubbed it 'The Ragtag Fleet'."
On this day: The Ragtag Fleet is born
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03/21/2017 at 07:58
They should receive recognition for their bravery and awarded medals.
Isaac Yssorc interesting bit of military history
03/21/2017 at 03:21
I had hard of them.
"Few animals divide opinions quite like the dingo. Loved as a mysterious outback icon, or loathed as a marauding killer – it depends on which side of the fence you sit."
Outcast: the plight of the dingo
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if they allowed the dingo to roam the whole of Australia again, we wouldn't have a feral fox and cat problem but you remove the apex predator from the wild and something else will fill the void ie cats and foxes.
Kath Willa Campbell
I want to know where in Australia is our Dingo safe to roam, where can they truly be free.? I have been asking different people, no one seems interested in the plight of the Dingo. I am and I want to know.
To offer an animal protection in a national park under a wildlife act, but not next door on private land - makes no sense. Animals don't discern who owns the land.
Reducing our top predators (even the smaller ones) is causing big problems for wildlife and the environment. The landscape changes when predators disappear and introduced species take over.
Absolutely disgusting what is happening with the little wildlife we have left.
Pluto's status as a “dwarf planet” is stirring debate again. But for many astronomers, the 'demotion' of Pluto wasn’t a gesture of destruction - it signalled a major leap forward.
OPINION: Should Pluto be reclassified as a planet?
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It won't kill anyone or irreparably harm anyone to make Pluto a planet and it will make a lot of people happy and, with everything going on on this planet, making some people happy at the expense of literally no one can only be a good thing in all this mess.
The 'irony' of Pluto is that it has suffered a coincidental fate like that of Lucifer, Satan, etc. Why? Rejected from the status of Planet by all the so-called Intellectuals, like the 'greatest of Angels' cast down from Heaven. Now it seems, there is a growing opinion that Pluto is the only 'Solar entity' to either have life or be able to support life, other than Earth. Humans don't deserve to discover life, until they can actually achieve the challenge of the farthest ...planet.
Why do people care about the planet that was (Pluto) and not the planet that never got to be (Eris)? :((
It's bigger than Pluto FFS