Macquarie University

  • ​Interfering with a shark's sensory system is one of the ways scientists believe we may be able to keep beachgoers safe. Now researchers in Australia (where else?) are exploring a new way of deterring these apex predators, by fixing lights to surfboards to obscure their view.
  • Scientists in Australia have uncovered what they believe to be one of the largest mimicry systems on Earth, made up of more than 140 different species that mimic one another with the same distinctive golden sheen to ward off would-be predators.
  • Determining the subtype of MS a patient has currently involves an array of expensive, time-consuming tests. Now, after a search lasting 12 years, an international team of researchers has identified a biomarker that would allow MS subtypes to be determined with a simple blood test.