The starry shrub frog has been rediscovered after believed extinct for nearly 160 years. Photo by: L.J. Mendis Wickramasinghe. In 1853 Edward Frederick Kelaart, a physician and naturalist, collected a strange frog on the island of Sri Lanka, then a British colony known as Ceylon. The specimen was a large shrub frog (about 2 inches(…)
Honeybees Get the Caffeine Buzz Most of us rely on a cup of coffee to jump start our day. For us, that jolt of caffeine wards off drowsiness and restores alertness. Not only does caffeine help to wake us up, but it also can affect our memory. So how does caffeine affect other species in(…)
Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:52am AEDT on abc.net.au Hanford nuclear site in Washington (AFP: Mark Ralston, file photo) At least six underground tanks containing nuclear waste in the north-western US state of Washington are leaking, but a spokeswoman says there is no imminent threat to public health. The US Energy Department told the state(…)
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Australian family forced to take shelter in sea as wildfires tear through Tasmania, destroying their beach-side home
An Australian family were forced to take shelter in the sea after wildfires tore through Tasmania, destroying their beach-side home. Grandfather Tim Holmes and his wife saved their five grandchildren by sheltering them beneath a boat jetty as fire raged along the shore in Dunalley, south-eastern Tasmania. The family clung to the wooden structure(…)