When Stoney Creek treefrogs (Litoria lesueuri) mate, hundreds of males congregate around three or four females. In contrast to their normal olive drab, the much smaller and more numerous males display their state of excitement by becoming brilliant … [Read more...] about Frogs and Snakes
Archives for September 2007
It has been my observation that the little-known prehensile-tailed rat (Pogonomys mollipilosus) loves the sweet gel around the seeds of cocoa beans and I have wondered how cocoa can be protected from their adverse economic enthusiasms. The notion … [Read more...] about Mossman Sugar Trials
Reports in the media and from fire management colleagues indicate that the recent horrific bushfires in Greece have parallels in Australia and were predictable. It is estimated that nearly 70 lives have been lost and close to 200,000 hectares of … [Read more...] about The Bushfire Disaster in Greece was Predictable: A Note from Roger Underwood
The Yangtze River dolphin is considered functionally extinct. The species of freshwater dolphin, also known as the baiji, had not been sighted since September 2004 despite extensive surveys. On August 19, 2007 a large white animal was filmed in … [Read more...] about Dolphins Still in the Yangtze River – or Not?
The ideal of scientific objectivity has been subverted — even in the world's most prestigious universities — by the pernicious and pervasive influence of postmodernism, laments scientist Dr Walter Starck. Over recent decades a few widely publicised … [Read more...] about Postmodern Science – A Contradiction in Terms: A Note from Walter Starck
Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited (AFAA) has recently released an updated version of its very popular booklet, Gene Technology in Australia - Fact not Fiction. The new edition of the booklet contains a wide range of information from basic detail … [Read more...] about Gene Technology in Australia – Fact not Fiction