Ebola may have helped bats evolve to resist infection

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Topics: Biological Sciences – Cells; Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 10 Ebola may have helped bats resist infection Word Count: 448 New research has shown that … Continued

Jumping genes found in animals and plants

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Cells; Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 10 Jumping genes found in animals and plants Word Count: 475 Astonishing discovery about how DNA … Continued

New gibbon species discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Lifecycles; Living Things; Genetics; Ecosystems Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution Years: 7, 10 New gibbon species discovered in ancient Chinese tomb Word Count: 294 A previously … Continued

Evolution discovery of Kangaroo changes previous theory

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics; Lifecycles; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 5, 10 The nose knows: kangaroo face shape dictated by diet Word Count: 303 A discovery … Continued

Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef

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Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 5, 10 Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef Bizarre “platypus-fish” inhabited Australia’s original reef Word Count: 561 … Continued

240-million-year-old lizard fossil discovery adds to reptile family tree

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Topics: Biological Sciences – Genetics; Living Things Additional: Careers; Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution Years: 10 240-million-year-old lizard fossil discovery adds to reptile family tree Word Count: 393 How technology is combining with archaeology to … Continued

Iridescent camouflage in Nature

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems; Genetics Physical Sciences – Energy Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Physical Sciences – Energy Years: 4, 5, 9, 10 Bumblebees’ confusion over iridescence … Continued

Why are whales so big?

Land animals that take to the water evolve quickly and converge at a similar size. Learn why some mammals grow so large in this resource for Year 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Biology students. Word count: 559 Baleen whales, … Continued

How to become a palaeontologist

Topics: Biological Sciences - Genetics Additional - Careers Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function Years: 10 Birds and mammals beat lizards and amphibians to survive climate change Hybrid sheep-human embryos bring transplant hopes Bats are … Continued