AboutI'm Stewart Macdonald, a biologist in Australia. This blog details the adventures I have tracking down wildlife (mainly reptiles).
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Category Archives: Science Stuff
The armoured mist frog (Litoria lorica) was last seen in 1991 and was thought to have be wiped out by the fungal disease chytridiomycosis. But Professor Ross Alford from James Cook University has told reporters that the frog has been … Continue reading
Bigfoot found – for real? If this is true, it’s earth-shattering stuff. Bigfoot in a freezer? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2008 BIGFOOT BODY FOUND DNA evidence and photo evidence to be presented at a PRESS CONFERENCE to be held … Continue reading
Brown tree snakes destroying more than just Guam’s birds A brown tree snake In the last 60 years, brown tree snakes have become the embodiment of the bad things that can happen when invasive species are introduced in places where … Continue reading
Some people are apparently welcoming climate change. Grape growers in Austria (note: that’s a little country in Europe, not a huge mass of land keeping the Indian and Pacific oceans separate) have found the warmer conditions to be quite beneficial.
A striped mammal has been photographed by a camera trap set in a remote forest. Is this the sole surviving thylacine? Unfortunately not, as this Edge of Existence blog post shows.
A study published in the British Medical Journal has sought to answer the age-old question of “where have all the bloody teaspoons gone?”.
I’ve just has a quick look at the RSS feed for Improbable Research. Here are the highlights for me: Individually marked ants Silver loining Sweet dreams are made of cheese Bugs in the system