New species evolve in just two generations

Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics; Lifecycles Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function, Diversity and Evolution Years: 10 New species evolve in just two generations | Cosmos New species evolve in just two generations | … Continued

Galápagos islands contain more introduced species than thought

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Years: 6, 7, 9 Galápagos islands contain more introduced species than | Cosmos Galápagos islands contain more introduced species than | … Continued

Researchers bio-engineer blood vessels that are self-sustaining

Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells; The Body Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Form and Function Years: 8 Researchers bio-engineer blood vessels that are | Cosmos Word Count: 260 Implanted artificial structures become colonised by patient … Continued

Artificial astronomers spot new planets

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System; Big Bang Theory Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 7, 10 Artificial astronomers spot new planets | Cosmos Word Count: … Continued

The marine biologist who is sharks’ best friend

Australian marine biologist Charlie Huveneers is at the forefront of research into some of the most terrifying creatures in the ocean. This article highlights an interesting career path that has given answers to some questions we have about marine ecosystems … Continued

Water beetles mate themselves to an evolutionary standstill

Female adaptations to male harassment in water beetles have resulted in a barrier to speciation a new research study finds. An unusual way of looking at evolution for Year 10 Biological Sciences curriculum. Word Count: 434 Grapoderus zonatus, a species … Continued

One invasive species spells disaster for Yellowstone’s lake

An interloping trout has wreaked havoc for plankton, fish, bird, otter and bear species, research finds in the Yellowstone Lake in USA. This comprehensive article touches on many facets of human interaction with ecosystems and the ripple effects this can … Continued

Renewable energy for industry is no sweat with new system

Scientists have developed a new system that makes using renewable energy for industry more viable. This article explains why this has been difficult previously and is suitable for use with Year 7 or 10 Earth and Space Science students. Word … Continued