Shhhhh. How specialist remote-area fire crews saved the ancient Wollemi pines.
Meet two of Australia’s ancient snakes, Yurlunggur and Wonambi.
These ancient species have been evolving longer than most.
The emperor penguin is an impressive bird – but it would have been relatively small in comparison with some of the giant penguins that lived in the distant past.
History & Culture
In July, a new date was published that pushed the opening chapters of Australian history back to 65,000 years ago. It is the latest development in a time revolution that has gripped the nation over the past half century.
A flightless, plant-eating bird, mihirungs weighed 250kg and lived in the late Oligocene to the early Miocene, about 33 to 20 million years ago.
The species of bush-turkey was equal in height to a grey kangaroo and weighed about 8 kg, making the specimen four times the size of the modern malleefowl.
Fossils discovered in the Pilbara, Western Australia, have thrown life on land back half a billion years – and offer scientists new clues on where to look for life on Mars.
Most of us know about Australia’s ancient geology – but many of her landscapes are very fresh and new.
Science & Environment
Professor Richard Roberts talks about Homo floresiensis (or the Hobbit) found in 2003 in Indonesia.